Sharron Davies MBE, Olympic swimmer and well-known TV presenter, is championing the Stroke Association’s 2015 Step out for Stroke series. Sharron is encouraging stroke survivors, their families, friends and supporters to sign up to the sponsored walking events in their local community.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has launched a new £5m call for capital investment to support between two and five human tissue banks with linked data resources. Awards will be made to teams of academics working in close partnership with medical research charities.
Just days before her 51st birthday, Donna had two strokes. She says, “I felt a strange sense of impending doom. For me, the feeling was instant; it was like my body had been sliced in half.” Thankfully, Donna’s Stroke Association Support Coordinator helped her to overcome the barriers she faced by encouraging her to attend various Stroke Association Groups.
As part of our Rebuilding Lives appeal, we asked you to send in messages of support for stroke survivors, including Max, one of the stars of our campaign.
Claris Diaz, 32, originally from California, now lives in Cardiff and has devoted her life to stroke research after her childhood was affected by stroke.
Some aspects of women’s lives can increase our risk of a stroke, like the contraceptive pill, pregnancy and having migraines. But for most women, taking care of your health and managing your risk factors will help you avoid a stroke. Find out more about health conditions and medication linked to stroke in women, plus tips for healthy living.
In our new advert, survivors describe experiencing life-changing strokes in their own words. Stroke is serious, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Recovery is tough but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, it is possible. Together we can support stroke survivors in rebuilding their lives.
There are a wide range of benefits to partnering with us, from helping to change the lives of millions of stroke survivors and their families in towns and cities across the UK to working with us to fund ground breaking world leading research into stroke.
We explain the reasons behind why someone might not survive a stroke, and provide ways to get emotional and practical support if someone is seriously ill or has died.
Acting FAST saves lives and improves recovery.