Action on Stroke Month: how to get involved

It’s Action on Stroke Month and we need your help raising awareness. Carry on reading to find out how you and your colleagues can get involved. 

Symptoms of stroke 

If you think someone is having a stroke, seek medical attention immediately. The FAST acronym can help remind you what symptoms to look out for: 

Facial weakness

Arm weakness 

Speech problems

Time to call 999

Other symptoms include: 

  • Sudden numbness on one side of the face, arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Blurred vision 
  • Problems with coordination
  • Severe headache that has a sudden onset 
  • Dizziness, confusion or falling over

How can I get involved with Action on Stroke Month? 

10k Vitality run 

Join #TeamStroke and be cheered on as you run 10k through London to raise money for the Stroke Association. Find out more about how to register here

Start your own fundraiser 

Host a quiz at your local pub, set yourself a challenge, have a karaoke night with your mates or do a cake sale with your road. Whatever you decide, there are a number of ways to raise money and have a giggle at the same time! Set up a fundraising page today to get started. 

Join in on a virtual challenge 

Swim, spin or stride for Action on Stroke Month. If exercise isn’t your thing, you can also get involved by hosting a gaming marathon or a virtual comedy night. For further inspiration, check out these suggestions from the Stroke Association

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