A big thank to everyone who supported Action on Stroke Month 2014! This May saw our biggest and best yet, with hundreds of events taking place across the UK, from community fairs and Know Your Blood Pressure events to Step out for Stroke walks, Stroke Association services and much much more! Visit our photo gallery to see what our amazing stroke survivors, volunteers and fundraisers got up to for Action on Stroke Month!
The aim of the month-long campaign was to raise awareness of mini-stroke (also known as TIA or Transient Ischaemic Attack).
The theme of Action on Stroke Month 2014 was mini-stroke.
The Not just a funny turn - the real impact of TIA report was released on 1 May 2014 to mark the start of Action on Stroke Month. The report captures the experiences of people who have had a mini-stroke, the treatment and care they received and how it has affected their lives. The report found:
- Every year at least 46,000 people in the UK have a mini-stroke for the first time and although the symptoms may not last long, a mini-stroke is still very serious.
- A mini-stroke is a sign that a person is at risk of going on to have a stroke. That's why it is often called a warning stroke, yet too many people are unaware of the link between mini-stroke and stroke, and are not getting the services and support they need.
A whole host of celebrities joined forces with us to suport our campaign. You can read messages of celebrity support here
Some of the UK's best loved comedians told us their favourite joke in support of the Not just a funny turn campaign.
The campaign was covered extensively in the news through the whole of May; including both national and regional press, radio, television and online coverage. HIghlights included the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and the Huffington Post.
Stroke survivors, carers, professionals and family members all came together to take action on stroke. Action on Stroke Month may be over for another year, but it's never too late to join us and become part of the stroke community today. Take action now!