Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SPOT a Stroke Awareness #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 Giveaway Ends 11-18. US 18+.

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.

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 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.


stephany p said...

My mother woke up having a stroke. Thank god my brother was living with her at the time,she knows the warning signs.Her left side was numb.Mom
had a good recovery.

JLin Mei said...

yes my friend in HK, I don't know there is a sign.

aikosimmons said...

My Grandma had a stroke in 2009 which was very devastating because she was so full of life & loved to do crazy things. She jumped out of an airplane for her 69th birthday. She was still a caregiver and working full time when she had her stroke. She has been bed ridden for over 6 years. Thanks for sharing the info I know that numbing of the arm and drooping of the face is a sign. I am actually a home nurse and I take care of stroke victims. This disease is awful and very sad when they cant move and have to be fed out of a tube :(

Kari Crum said...

As a former registred nurse, I do know the signs of stroke. I'm sure there are lots of people who don't know so this is something very important to share. Actually, my sister-in-law, who is in her 50's, just had her second stroke a couple months ago. She has been in a rehab facility for awhile and is hoping to come home before Christmas.

Nikki Krutz said...

Yes I do know the warning signs of a stroke and I also know quite a few people who have had a stroke because I work in the nursing field.

sohamolina said...

I don;t know anyone who has had a stroke but it is good to know the signs.

savvygirl65 said...

My mom had a mini stroke one summer. My kids were home with her and it scared them. Her speech was way off and also she couldn't remember them. When I got home, I took her to the ER and they helped her.
Sherri J

Janel Lafferty said...

My mom had a stroke, and my brother and sister have also had strokes.

Shea123 said...

A couple people in my family have had strokes. I really like this article. Its a great way to spread awareness. I have never heard of FAST but its a great way to remember the warning signs that many people are not aware of. Thank you for sharing this! The giveaway is just a bonus ....this could save a life. :)

Michele said...

My grandfathers both had strokes. I've heard that if you think you've had a stroke to cough in order to keep blood circulating to the brain.

Terra Heck said...

My grandfather died from a stroke. I'm aware of the warning signs because I work as a 911 dispatcher and have to alert people to the signs when they call in. Thanks.

Anita said...

When I was younger, my grandfather had a stroke. I wasn't as aware of the warning signs, just knew that he had some kind of facial droopiness. I always pay attention when I see the commercials about strokes, just so I can keep it fresh in my mind.