To so many of us, research is important because it's about change.
We believe in the power of research to save lives, prevent stroke and ensure people make the best recovery they can.
Research funded by the Stroke Association has the ultimate aim of making stroke a preventable and treatable disease, and improving the quality of life for people affected by stroke.
On Wednesday 3 December 2014, at this year's UK Stroke Forum, we launched a new report looking at levels of stroke research funding in the UK.
The report compares the burden of stroke, cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), and dementia against levels of research funding from both the government and charities.