Anyone can have a stroke and everyone should be ready.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke. That is why The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is inviting all Americans to become Stroke Heroes by learning and sharing the warning signs of stroke, F.A.ST. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1).
Recognizing and responding to a stroke emergency immediately can lead to quick stroke treatment and may even save a life. Be ready!
Here is how you can participate in American Stroke Month
- Share the F.A.S.T. acronym with your friends, family and loved ones throughout American Stroke Month.
- Share our F.A.S.T. Quiz to test your stroke knowledge.
- Download our free Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. mobile app to prepare you in case of a stroke emergency and to have easy access.
Go to StrokeAssociation.org/StrokeMonth to learn more about how you can get involved.