Be a stroke hero: Spread stroke awareness F.A.S.T.
1. Learn F.A.S.T. and tell 5 friends and family about the stroke warning signs and symptoms so they can be ready too!
- Remember: The “T” in F.A.S.T. means Time to Call 9-1-1! A new study shows that calling 9-1-1 and using EMS services improves stroke treatment, but more than a third of stroke patients don't use EMS.
2. Honor your stroke hero! Share your story or nominate a friend or loved one who has been your stroke hero. It could be:
- the EMS professional who transported you or your loved one to the hospital to receive lifesaving treatment;
- the caregiver who helps a survivor beat stroke each day;
- the doctor who treated your stroke (or a loved one's); or
- the bystander who spotted a stroke and dialed 9-1-1.
4. Add the F.A.S.T. badge to your profile picture on Facebook or Twitter to show your support.
5. Be inspired by and share our stroke heroes stories. Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of Scott Davis' incredible survivor story today.
Resources to help you spread stroke awareness:
EMS and Healthcare Professionals Resources:
American Stroke Month Activity Ideas
F.A.S.T. Campaign Materials and More
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