October 29 is World Stroke Day

There are 17 million strokes worldwide each year. In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a major cause of adult disability. The good news is, up to 80% of strokes can be prevented.

In honor of World Stroke Day on October 29, Million Hearts® is sharing resources, videos, and social media messages to educate people about ways to prevent and treat stroke. We invite you to share any of this information and resources with your fans and followers, too.

Join the Conversation

Follow CDC Million Hearts® on Facebook and Twitter and share your favorite #WorldStrokeDay posts.

Twitter Chat

Join the American Stroke Association (@American_Stroke) and ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser (@DrRichardBesser) for a Twitter chat to learn more about stroke signs, symptoms, and risk factors. 

  • Topic: Stroke prevention and treatment
  • Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
  • Hashtag: #abcDrBchat
  • Hosts: @American_Stroke, @DrRichardBesser

Spread the Word

Share the graphics, sample messages, and resources provided below on your social media channels to join the fight against stroke.

Social Graphics

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Facebook

Million Hearts Stroke Month Facebook image.

Twitter

Million Hearts Stroke Month Twitter image.

Sample Messages

Facebook

  • Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. and around the world—but it doesn’t have to be. For #WorldStrokeDay, learn how you can prevent and treat stroke, with tools from Million Hearts [tag]. #WSD16 http://bit.ly/2cSzyJ0
  • On average, one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. But there is good news: Up to 80% of strokes are preventable. Take action to lower your risk for stroke, with these resources from Million Hearts [tag]. #WorldStrokeDay #WSD16 http://bit.ly/2cSzyJ0
  • Do you know the signs and symptoms of a stroke? F.A.S.T. treatment during a stroke can reduce the brain damage that stroke can cause. Knowing the stroke warning signs and symptoms can help save someone’s life. #WorldStrokeDay #WSD16 http://bit.ly/208s3wk

Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

  • Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented. Get tips from @MillionHeartsUS on how to prevent #stroke. http://bit.ly/2cSzyJ0 #WSD16
  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a #stroke. Be prepared: Learn the signs & symptoms. http://bit.ly/208s3wk #WorldStrokeDay #WSD16
  • #Stroke is preventable & treatable. This #WorldStrokeDay, take action to lower your risk for stroke. http://bit.ly/2cSzyJ0 #WSD16

Additional Stroke Resources

Find shareable resources for patients and professionals on the Million Hearts® website, the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program website, and other CDC websites, as well as resources from our partners.

Reference

  1. World Stroke Organization. Face the Facts: Stroke Is Treatable [online]. 2015. [cited Sep 20, 2016]. Available from URL: http://www.worldstrokecampaign.org/learn/face-the-facts-stroke-is-treatable.html.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stroke [online]. 2015. [cited Oct 5, 2015]. Available from URL: https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stroke [online]. 2015. [cited Oct 5, 2015]. Available from URL: https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/.

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