What can you do for Stroke Month, 2013?
Treat your DEAR MAMA this Mother's Day
Power To End Stroke and BlackDoctor.org wants you to nominate a mom that has worked to get themselves or their family healthier. One lucky mama will win a $250 Tango Gift card a fitness tracking device. Nominations start now and go through April 29th.
Voting for a DEAR MAMA?
Get all of your friends and family to vote for your Dear Mama! Voting begins April 30 and ends May 11 at 5pm EST. The winning mama (who receives the most votes) will be announced on Mother's Day, May 12.
Nominations are now closed.
Vote for a Dear Mama today until May 11!
Be a Stroke Hero! Spread stroke awareness F.A.S.T.
1. Learn F.A.S.T.
Learn F.A.S.T. and tell 5 friends and family about the stroke warning signs and symptoms so they can be ready too! Remember: The "T" in F.A.S.T. means Time to Call 9-1-1! A new study shows that calling 9-1-1 and using EMS services improves stroke treatment, but more than a third of stroke patients don't use EMS.
2. Honor your stroke hero!
Share your story or nominate a friend or loved one who has been your stroke hero. It could be:
- the EMS professional who transported you or your loved one to the hospital to receive lifesaving treatment
- the caregiver who helps a survivor beat stroke each day
- the doctor who treated your stroke (or a loved one's)
- the bystander who spotted a stroke and dialed 9-1-1
3. Download the F.A.S.T. mobile app for your iPhone TODAY!
4. Add the F.A.S.T. badge to your profile picture on Facebook or Twitter to show your support.
5. Watch, be inspired and share our stroke heroes stories during American Stroke Month and beyond!
Stroke Month 2012
Younger Me Monday
If you could talk to your younger self, what would you tell him/her about staying healthy?
View the videos of others sharing their stories and join the conversation! Visit the Power To End Stroke Facebook Page and post your answer in the comments section of the video and you could win a Healthy Soulfood Cookbook and a feature right here on the site!
What would you tell your younger self about staying healthy? (videos)
01, 02, 03, 04, 05
PLo Jetson -- 2012 Most Powerful Voices Contest Winner
Stroke Survivors tell their story
"Younger Me" Testimonies
Don't EVER ignore the signs of stroke...severe headache for 3 days...go to the hospital!!
I would insist on more exercise, maybe even team sports.
You are never too young to have a stroke and don't ignore what your body is telling you. I Had a stroke at 23, still don't know the reason, but because I was healthy I walked away with just a little slowness in my left side.
I would not stress myself, eat better, work less, & sleep right.
Meg Stull — I'm almost 6 years post-stroke. I would tell my younger self "Carpe Diem!" Enjoy every moment you have, every day of your life!
Never stop exercising and maintain your weight.
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