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Nebraska State Stroke Association

Nebraska State Stroke Association
Nebraska State Stroke Association

Non-profit organization

The Nebraska State Stroke Association (formerly the Nebraska Stroke Foundation) is one of the nation's earliest nonprofit organizations that focused on stroke and stroke prevention. Karyl Newman founded the organization in 1985 after her husband, Dr. Charles Newman, had a massive stroke on September, 6, 1984 and died five days later. She used the donations received in his memory to bring her concept to life – that the number and/or severity of strokes could be reduced if Nebraskans knew more about stroke and the risks and warning signs.

The first meeting for the organization was held in Karyl's home, which served as headquarters for a number of years. Incorporated in 1985, Karyl served as Board President until the early 90's. In 1990, with increasing success and growing support among healthcare providers, the Board hired it first Executive Director and opened its first office.

Now located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska State Stroke Association provides all of its services at no charge. All donations received stay in Nebraska working for Nebraskans. In the mid-1990s, the organization started Strike Out Stroke, an awareness-focused baseball game. Learn more about the Nebraska State Stroke Association.

National Stroke Association thanks the Nebraska State Stroke Association for permission to use the name Strike Out Stroke at a May 15, 2011, awareness event with the Colorado Rockies. Read more about this event.


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