National Stroke Week

This National Stroke Week (31 August to 6 September) Stroke Foundation is celebrating F.A.S.T. heroes – Australians who can be ready to save a life by simply knowing and recognising the F.A.S.T. signs of stroke. You can be a F.A.S.T. hero and save the life of a colleague, a loved one or even yourself by understanding the F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech and Time) signs of stroke and calling an ambulance straight away.  
In Australia, a stroke occurs every 9 minutes and around 25 percent of stroke survivors are of working age. But the good news is that it doesn’t need to be this way. Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
Hundreds of community activities will be held across the country including information stalls, virtual workplace morning teas and online talks from stroke survivors. As part of your Health and Wellness Employee Program, your workplace could host an online StrokeSafe Speaker. Our Speakers are trained in public speaking and are experienced in delivering lifesaving messages about stroke. 
If you would like to book a StrokeSafe talk during National Stroke Week email strokesafe@strokefoundation.org.au or to register for for the Week, sign up here.

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