National Stroke Association Announces Strike Out Stroke at Coors Field on May 15

Stroke Awareness Activities Planned for Sunday Rockies Game

CENTENNIAL, CO, May 12, 2011 – Did you know that stroke can happen to anyone no matter your age, gender or race?

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a special time of the year to educate about important stroke facts, including prevention tips and how to recognize and respond to warning signs.

This Sunday, May 15, join National Stroke Association and the Colorado Rockies for Strike Out Stroke, an afternoon of baseball and stroke awareness activities at Coors Field. Sunday’s game begins at 1:10 PM. Purchase tickets today.

Local stroke survivors of all ages will be honored. Fans will hear first-hand how each has been impacted by the third leading cause of death and why they choose to raise awareness through their personal experiences. Free blood pressure screenings will be offered and fans will receive a magnet featuring a learning tool called the FAST mnemonic to help easily remember sudden warning signs of stroke. The ceremonial first pitch is at 1 PM—fans should arrive by 12:30 PM for the pre-game celebration with stroke survivors on the field!

About Stroke

A stroke is a brain attack that occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. It is also up to 80 percent preventable. The first step to prevention is identifying if you have any controllable and uncontrollable risk factors and begin to manage them.

Stroke is an emergency. Treatment may be available if a person reaches the hospital in time. Recognizing warning signs can be easy if you remember to think FAST:

F= Face Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A=Arms
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S=Speech Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
T=Time If you observe any of these signs, then it’s time to call 9-1-1.

 

About National Stroke Association

National Stroke Association is headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, and is the only national organization in the U.S. that focuses 100 percent of its efforts on stroke through education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke. Its mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke.

 

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National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.