Stroke Foundation Awards

Stroke Foundation’s annual Stroke Awards celebrate stroke survivors and commend carers, volunteers, health professionals and researchers who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those affected by stroke.

Helping stroke survivors, their families and carers negotiate the days, weeks and months after a stroke is vital work in our community.

We want to acknowledge and celebrate the amazing people who carry out this important work and improve the state of stroke in our country. In holding the awards we also want to raise awareness of stroke and the challenged faced by stroke survivors loved ones.

Nominations for the tenth annual Stroke Awards will open in December, with finalists and winners to be celebrated in a special ceremony in 2019. 

Stroke Award Categories

• Improving Life After Stroke Award 
Awarded to those who voluntarily dedicate their time to improving the care and support of stroke survivors in the community.
• Creative Award – Celebrating a stroke survivors’ contribution to creative industries, including writing, photography, music and fine art.
• Fundraiser of the Year Award – This award recognises a fundraiser who has gone above and beyond to help raise awareness and funds for stroke in Australia.
• Courage Award – This award recognises the indomitable courage and hope shown by survivors and carers in facing stroke recovery.
• Volunteer of the Year Award – Awarded to outstanding volunteers whose dedicated service has made a significant difference.
• President’s Achievement Award 

Stroke Awards 2018 winners

Improving Life After Stroke Award Winners – Proudly Sponsored by Remedy Healthcare

 Dee Banks and Kylie Facer

Kylie Facer and Dee Banks (NSW and Vic) – recognised for founding Facebook page Little Stroke Warriors which brings together families of childhood stroke, after both their baby daughters had stroke in utero.


Creative Award Winner – Proudly Sponsored by Marmalade Melbourne

Caleb Rixon (Vic) – recognised for founding the Genyus Network, an online platform that brings together survivors of trauma, after surviving a life-threatening stroke himself at just 24.


Fundraiser of the Year Award Winner – Proudly Sponsored by Precision Mail

Brendan Cutts (Vic) – recognised for raising more than $8000 for Stroke Foundation after the Ballarat based physiotherapist swam from Perth to Rottnest Island.


Courage Award Winners – Proudly Sponsored by Australian Physiotherapy Association

Amanda and Sophie Clayton (Qld) – This mother and daughter duo from Queensland were recognised for their resilience in facing stroke recovery after Sophie survived a stroke at just 4 years old.


Volunteer of the Year Award Winner – Proudly Sponsored by NAB

 Brenda Booth

Brenda Booth – recognised for her ongoing commitment to stemming the tide of stroke through Stroke Foundation programs and initiatives, also a stroke survivor.


President’s Achievement Award Winner

Grant Hocking – recognised for his dedication to improve the management and treatment of stroke with Ambulance Victoria.


For any enquires about the awards email or call the Stroke Foundation on (03) 9670 1000.