I am raising awareness and celebrating stroke survivors at the Long Island Comeback Trail 5K - a charity event that supports the National Stroke Association. This 5K walk/fun-run empowers stroke survivors and caregivers to #ComebackStrong. I have set a fundraising goal of $500 to support the stroke rehabilitation and prevention efforts of the National Stroke Association.
I had my stroke in 2008, when I was just 24 years old. This will be my 10th year post stroke! Did you know up to 10% of strokes happen in young adults? And stroke is one of the top 10 causes of childhood death, most within the first year of life.
I am participating for myself, and my 2 aunts who had strokes late last year and earlier this year.
Please support me, and the 7 million stroke survivors in the United Sates, by making a donation today. Together, we can empower survivors and caregivers as they come back strong from stroke.
Did you know?
- Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. & a leading cause of adult disability.
- Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke.
- Every 4 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke.
- Stroke kills two times more women than breast cancer annually.
That's why I'm participating, will you join me?
October 20, 2018
Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Parkway
Wantagh, NY 11793