About The Comeback Trail

The National Stroke Association's Comeback Trail is a national event celebrating the physical, mental, and spiritual journey of stroke recovery. Every step you take and every dollar you raise for the Comeback Trail will provide hope after stroke to the seven million stroke survivors in the United States. Join us, as we raise awareness and funds to support the ongoing needs of the stroke community.

The Comeback Trail is open to both walkers and runners. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness in their community. Team up with family, friends, co-workers, and loved ones to support stroke survivors and their circle of care.


About The National Stroke Association

The National Stroke Association is the oldest national nonprofit 100% dedicated to stroke.

The National Stroke Association offers largely free education, resources, services, and legislative advocacy focused on the needs of stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals in the stroke community nationwide. We actively provide services to about 90,000 stroke survivors, 30,000 caregivers, and more than 110,000 healthcare professionals in the U.S. and Canada; and the number is growing every day.

Our Mission
We will reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by delivering education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.

Our Values
  • We serve and support all impacted by stroke.
  • We believe in raising the voices of stroke survivors by advocating for equal access to care.
  • We believe that education and support enriches every aspect of the recovery journey and enhances the dignity and equal treatment of stroke survivors.



About Stroke

Stroke is basically a brain attack that occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted by a blood clot or broken blood vessel. On average, every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke and about 800,000 people will be affected each year. For 7 million stroke survivors throughout the United States, receiving the appropriate education and care is essential to their recovery.

A stroke can happen to anyone at any time! A common fallacy is that only old people have strokes. That simply isn't the case; a stroke can happen to anyone at any age, regardless of physical shape, race or gender.