Thank you… Your courage, compassion and support makes an amazing difference!
We’ve had a big year here at the Stroke Foundation, and we couldn’t have done it without you. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic dominates much of the news cycle and our thoughts, the far-reaching and devasting impact of stroke continues to impact our community. The daily challenges for all those affected, both adults and children alike, inspires us as we fulfil the Stroke Foundation mission to beat stroke.
You may be surprised to hear that in the middle of the massive community effort to protect each other from COVID-19, you have continued to play a vital role in ensuring Australians have access to lifesaving stroke treatment and the support and resources needed to rebuild their lives after stroke!
Here are just some of the ways your support has helped to make a difference in 2020…
More than 60 Stroke Awards nominations were received in six categories and recognised health professionals, stroke survivors, carers, fundraisers and volunteers in stroke.
Stroke awareness messages reached more than 8.8 million Australians during Stroke Week in 2020 with close to 600 media mentions.
1,650 Our Family’s Stroke Journey recovery guides were distributed nationally since August 2020.
19,721 My Stroke Journey recovery guides were distributed at 259 hospitals and rehab centres nationally.
Over 5,000 Australians heard lifesaving F.A.S.T. and stroke prevention messages from our 145 trained volunteer StrokeSafe Speakers. The team held 67 online and 134 face-to-face talks.
105,413 stroke survivors, their families, carers and supporting health professionals accessed 367,400 pages of information on Australia’s largest stroke support group – EnableMe.
Stride4Stroke set a new record in 2020 when 1,480 people walked, ran and rode 124,998km in Stride4Stroke. Participants also raised a record $440,000 for Stroke Foundation.
When you donate so generously to our ground-breaking work, you help save lives. Your support helps fund leading research into stroke treatment, prevention and care. In addition, your donations help to keep StrokeLine running, and enables us to get the critical F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech and Time) signs of stroke message out into the community.
Every gift makes a difference to all those impacted by stroke – survivors, carers, family members, researchers and health professionals. Thank you for your compassion and support.