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Ask Your Representative to Support Stroke Awareness

by Mark F. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The numbers are staggering...

  • About 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
  • Stroke kills more than 128,000 people a year, making it the 4th leading cause of death.
  • More than $38 billion is spent each year on stroke-related medical costs and disability.

Yet, many Americans still do not know their risk factors or how to spot a stroke in order to respond quickly in the event of an emergency.

To help raise awareness, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) has introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize May as National Stroke Awareness Month. As a stroke survivor herself, she understands the impact this disease has on so many Americans, of all ages, races, and ethnicities, and is urging her colleagues in Congress to join her in showing their support.

And we can help! Please send a quick email to your Representative right now to ask him/her to add their name to the National Stroke Awareness Month resolution before April 30th.

Remember, together we can end stroke!

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  • My lawmakers (Maryland) do support the AHA/ASA. I have e-mailed Senator Benjamin Cardin,Barbara Muluski and Rep. Chris Van Hollen. Senator Cardin and senator so on the Healthcare/HHS subcommittee and so does REP.Chris Van Hollen. Thanks AHA/ASA for your support.

    — Nathan P. T.

  • Whatever is in order to " PREVENT HEART DISEASE , STROKE & SAVE LIVES MAY WE ALL DO WHAT WE CAN WHILE WE CAN TO STOP ANYONE ELSE FROM SUFFERING , LOSING  HIS OR HER LIFE  TO THIS MERCILESS NO.4 KILLER IN U.S THEN BECOMING ANOTHER VICTIM AT ANY RATE AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN  HUMANITY ALL THE WAY AS HEALTH AUTHORITY''S/EXPERTS  WORK TO DISCOVER CURES  AT ANY LENGTH,DEGREE OR REASONABLE COST!...". I''m can''t fight or win this battle or challenge alone ,nor can any cure  be found with all these cuts in funding and facts staring us in the face as is. If all of us do what we can everywhere in this world  in the scientific or medical research community  especially, it will  effect progress, advancement then ongoing concerns  meet if not satisfy with these health threats to countless people in humanity throughout  this world, including myself. "Together we''ll win it one way or another and conquer this  in time I hope ,believe and trust in  God!...".

                                                                                                                                      "CURES FOR ALL IN NEED!",

                                                                                                                                       Ann Akar

                                                                                                                                       4/26/13

    — Ann A.

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