Stroke Awareness

Become stroke aware and help us in making sure there are plenty of stroke heroes ready to save lives — and quality of life — from stroke.

We hope you'll join in by learning the F.A.S.T. signs and sharing them with as many people as possible. Teach your family, friends and coworkers to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. and call 9-1-1 immediately. Remember: the sooner stroke is treated, the better the odds of survival and a full recovery.

A growing number of individuals and organizations are helping spread stroke awareness across the nation and throughout the world. From families to healthcare professionals, corporations, national organizations, professional societies, and communities, each team member plays a critical role in helping create healthier communities.

Despite the tremendous toll stroke takes, the vast majority of Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern. And one in three Americans is unable to identify all the F.A.S.T. stroke warning signs.

We need to make more people aware that stroke threatens millions of American lives, young and old, male and female, from every background. At the same time, stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable.

Dignity Health is here for you or your loved one if you want to find more information on how to attend post-stroke programs, caregiver support groups or other classes and events: see http://www.dignityhealth.org/chandlerregional/classes-events or call the Resource Link, 480.728.5414.

For more information about stroke, please visit the American Heart Association