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Million Dollar Match Honoring Moms

DOUBLE your lifesaving impact against heart disease and stroke, up to $1 MILLION, made possible by Valerie and Lee Shapiro, in loving memory of Val’s mom, Rachel Besser (pictured).

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Stroke Warning Signs

Recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 immediately. This can make the difference between a strong recovery and disability or even death. 

Stroke Prevention

Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp – and it can also reduce your stroke risk.

Stroke Recovery

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence.

American Stroke Month

Nearly half of adults with high blood pressure are women. Women also have unique risks for high blood pressure — pregnancy, birth control and menopause — increasing stroke risk. Measuring blood pressure regularly may help lower your risk.

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In the News

The latest in stroke and brain health news

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By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

Face Drooping

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

Arm Weakness

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech 

Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."

Time to Call 9-1-1

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital immediately. 

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

Honor Moms with 2X the Impact

The Million Dollar Match Honoring Moms made possible by Valerie and Lee Shapiro, in loving memory of Val’s mom, Rachel Besser, is your opportunity to help save lives this Mother’s Day. Double your impact to help fund lifesaving research and medical breakthroughs. And don’t forget to send mom a special ecard to let her know she’s in your heart.

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