World Stroke Day

October 23, 2018


Up Again After Stroke

Around 80 million people living in the world today have experienced a stroke and over 50 million survivors live with some form of permanent disability as a result. In Australia, stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. It is the biggest cause of adult disability.

While for many, life after stroke won’t be quite the same, with the right care and support living a meaningful life is still possible. As millions of stroke survivors show us every day, it is possible to get #UpAgainAfterStroke.

While the impact of stroke will be different for everyone, on World Stroke Day (29 October) we want to focus the world’s attention on what unites stroke survivors and caregivers, namely their resilience and capacity to build on the things that stroke can’t take away - their determination to keep going on the recovery journey.

Read former AFL footballer Jeff White’s story about getting up again after stroke

Join with us

Help us celebrate the courage and reliance of stroke survivors and those who support them on their journey of recovery.

  • Share your personal experience with your local media. Contact
  • Share messages on your social media profiles (our downloadable social media kit is coming soon)
  • Be sure to include the hashtag #UpAgainAfterStroke