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Stroke Foundation Awards

Do you know one of the thousands of unsung heroes working tirelessly to make a difference for the stroke community? With more than 475,000 people currently living with stroke in Australia we know there are many remarkable stories of resilience, dedication and commitment that deserve to be celebrated.

The Stroke Awards are our way of thanking the incredible survivors, carers, healthcare workers and volunteers who every day go above and beyond to make things better for Australians impacted by stroke.

Everyone has a unique story to tell and we want to hear yours as part of the Stroke Awards.

 
Stroke Care Champion nominations closed.

Nominations are now closed for the 2017 Stroke Care Champion Award. Finalists are soon to be announced.

The Stroke Care Champion Award shines a light on health professionals and researchers working tirelessly to improve the lives of survivors, their families and carers.

Held in conjunction with the Stroke Society of Australasia, the Stroke Care Champion Award was open to health professionals and social care professionals who have demonstrated a long term commitment of at least five years in the field of stroke.

The winner will be announced at Stroke 2017: The 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia and Queenstown, New Zealand in August.

For any enquiries about the awards email  media@strokefoundation.com.au or call the Stroke Foundation on (03) 9670 1000.

Now in their ninth year, the Stroke Awards recognise Australia’s unsung heroes of stroke. These awards pay tribute to the stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and health professionals making a difference to the state of stroke in Australia.

Nominations for the remaining Stroke Award categories are set to open in August 2017.

Categories

Stroke Care Champion Award (in conjunction with the Stroke Society of Australasia):
Nominations now open
The Stroke Care Champion Award is a way to recognise health professionals working tirelessly to improve the lives of stroke survivors, their families and carers. We want them to know that their contribution to the lives of stroke patients, survivors and carers is vital and does not go unnoticed. 

The award is open to health professionals and social care professionals who have demonstrated a long term commitment of at least five years in the field of stroke. 

See profiles of last year’s recipient and nominees.

Improving Life After Stroke Award 
This award celebrates those who voluntarily dedicate their time to improving the care and support of stroke survivors in the community. This category is open to stroke survivors, carers, and volunteers who are making a big difference to the lives of survivors and raising awareness of their needs.

See profiles of last year’s recipient and nominees


Creative Award
This category aims to celebrate stroke survivors’ contribution to creative industries, including writing, photography, music and fine art. The award is open to stroke survivors in the community who are actively pursuing creative achievements. The only requirements to apply for this award are that you are a stroke survivor and you have a specific creative project to share.

See profiles of last year’s recipient and nominees .

Fundraiser of the Year Award
This award aims to recognise a fundraiser who has gone above and beyond to help raise awareness and funds for stroke in Australia. It is open to individuals who have fundraised for the Stroke Foundation.

See profiles of last year’s recipient and nominees.

Courage Award (new award)
Recovering from stroke can be an uphill battle. The Courage Award recognises the indomitable courage and hope shown by survivors and carers in facing stroke recovery. This category is open to survivors and carers and celebrates individual recovery and resilience.

See profiles of last year’s recipient and nominees 


Got a question? 
Check out our frequently asked question section for help on making a nomination for the Stroke Awards.

 

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