SPOT a Stroke Awareness – $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We are sharing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not compensated for doing so.

SPOT a Stroke Awareness $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Blog­gin’ Mamas is spon­sor­ing this give­away in sup­port of the Ad Coun­cil and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association cam­paign acknowledging the recent World Stroke Day on October 29th. We are helping to raise awareness about Stroke knowledge, prevention, and what to do in an emergency.

SPOT A Stroke

Did you know that stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading preventable case of disability in the US? Each year, about 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. Furthermore, someone in the world has a stroke every 2 seconds.

  • 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 3 Americans cannot name at least one sign of stroke.
  • When you recognize a stroke and immediately call 9-1-1, the person has a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for treatment options like a clot-busting drug or clot-busting device.
  • Someone in the world has a stroke every 2 seconds.
  • In the U.S. stroke is the No. 5 cause of death overall, killing nearly 130,000 people a year.
  • Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of long-term disability.

How to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. (the warning signs):

F – Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
A – Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S – Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like: “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
T– Time to call 9-1-1 – If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately. www.StrokeAssociation.org/warningsigns

Here’s Paul George’s Story

More Resources & Info

  • Click HERE to watch more videos
  • Check out the F.A.S.T. Song – The ASA has created a simple song to help people remember the stroke warning signs. They have the F.A.S.T. song in several musical styles on Youtube. If you’re really brave, sing it, or record a lip sync version, then share it using the #singFAST hashtag.
  • Download the mobile app – There’s an app for that and at least one person is glad she had it!

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard! Give­away begins November 4th, 2015 at 5pm EST and ends November 18th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older.Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email. See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.

 
Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA.

 





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  1. Shauntea Crutcher says

    My mother had a stroke last year, so since then I decided to read up on the illness so that I could better understand and help her.

  2. Elizabeth H.
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    My mom had a stroke just before she passed away.

  3. My grandmother had a stroke a few years ago.

  4. Dana Matthews
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    Over the years I’ve known people who have had strokes. I like the F. A. S. T. acronym….a great way to remember the warning signs.

  5. Leslie ross
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    My mother has had a bunch of small strokes and a couple heart attacks

  6. I have always been wary of strokes as my grandfather died from one relatively young when my mom was only 2.

  7. Kim Teed
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    Both of my grandmothers, my great grand mother, my aunt and one of my cousins have all had strokes.

  8. Laura Ferguson says

    My grandfather’s wife had a stroke a few years ago. It is so important to be informed.

  9. I always worry about having a stroke. I am glad to see you post about the symptoms.

  10. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says

    My Grandma had a stroke. Thank you for sharing the symptoms, strokes are a scary thing!

  11. Amanda Whitley says

    a family friend had a stroke and had multiple symptoms but the hospital turned him away 🙁

  12. Shakeia Rieux says

    A friend of mine had a stroke recently

  13. Bobby Brewer says

    Strokes are a huge deal and more people need to know about them!

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