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National Stroke Association

Raise Awards Winners

And, the winners are...

We’re pleased to announce the winners of our RAISE (Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence) Awards—a national program that recognizes individuals and groups for taking stroke awareness to new heights.

Here are the 2016 winners:

  • Voter’s Choice: Jake Hulbert of Centennial, Colo.
  • Most Creative: The NYU Lutheran Augustana Support Group in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Most Impactful: Austin Speech Labs in Austin, Texas
  • Outstanding Individual: Emily Lites of Argyle, Texas
  • Outstanding Group: University of Colorado Hospital Stroke Program in Aurora, Colo.
  • Most Impactful Community Fundraising Effort: Alicia Thompson of Wilimington, Del.
  • Outstanding Support Group: Mount Sinai STARS (Surviving and Thriving After Rehabilitation of Stroke in New York


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