National Stroke Foundation
Did you know in 2013 there were over 420,000 people living with the effects of stroke and 30 percent of these people were of working age.
Did you know that stroke is the second biggest killer of Australians – kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.
Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of disability?
The National Stroke Foundation is pleased to be attending Rotary Southbank on April 8th to let you know about their work, how they fundraise to support what they do – and how Rotary can become involved.
Special Guests: Terry Thomas and Samantha Ramsden
The National Stroke Foundation is a leading advocate for better care, education and research into stroke and has been responsible for many ground breaking programs such as Know your numbers, a national blood pressure testing initiative and FAST which is an awareness program teaching people to recognise the signs of stroke and to act fast.
The National Stroke Foundation works in the following key areas:
- Raising awareness of the risk factors and signs of stroke and promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Improving treatment for stroke to save lives and reduce disability.
- Improving life after stroke for stroke survivors.
- Encouraging and facilitating stroke research.
- Advocating for improved stroke prevention, treatment and support.
- Raising funds from the community, corporate sector and government to continue our mission.
The National Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation that aims to reduce the impact of stroke in Australia and works to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering. They receive very little government funding and rely on the generosity of the community to deliver their programs.
We would love you to come and join us and we learn of the opportunity to discover the ways that Rotary Southbank can become involved in their work.