Resources

 
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80% of Strokes are Preventable

 
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Know the Warning Signs (FAST)

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Facial Drooping

Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.

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Arm Weakness

Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

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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?

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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.

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Stroke is the second-leading cause of death in the world.

and the leading cause of adult disability. 

 
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Stroke kills about 133,000 Americans every year.

And occurs in the U.S. about once every 40 seconds.

 
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Make a Lasting Tribute

We encourage anyone looking to make a difference to donate to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Be a stroke hero. Donate today.

 
 
 
 

Media

 
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Social Media

A Teachable Moment seeks to educate and inspire a broad audience about the risks and aftermath of strokes. While we will eventually offer the film for organized screenings, the documentary is currently limited to select viewings. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to use the following web content to raise awareness about the project on social media.