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Stroke Awareness Week: 3rd-14th April 2018


Stroke Awareness Week: 3rd-14th April 2018
PRESS RELEASE

THE BIG BLUE BRUNCH!
It’s a simple idea: Groups all over the region will host their own BIG BLUE BRUNCH and invite people from all over the community. This social event is a chance for people from all walks of life to gain some extra knowledge about stroke and its affects. You will be amazed to hear some of the inspirational stories from our Stroke Survivors and Carers across the region.

Everyone is welcome to come along and participate! Participants take their own brunch (or purchase their own if held at a café) and make a donation to Stroke Central Region.
Only one rule—you must wear BLUE!

THE STREET APPEAL
Stroke Central Region traditionally collect with the annual street appeal, which will be held on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th April 2018.

We are introducing a Saturday collection across the region, which will enable young people to be involved in volunteering and also to raise awareness to people who would more than likely be in work earlier in the week. Stroke is increasingly affecting younger people and it is important that we raise awareness to this demographic.

It involves a maximum of two hours of your time, and it is an extremely rewarding experience. If you are free that weekend then get in touch! We need you!

BLUE 4 STROKE DAY (SCHOOLS & COLLEGES)
BLUE 4 STROKE DAY is a mufti day style event that schools across the community can participate in. Students wear blue and have some fun at the same time as raising awareness and learning about Stroke. It will be great to see young people getting involved and learning about the affects of Stroke.

STROKE RISKOMETER APP
The Stroke Riskometer is an app designed by our partners AUT. The app is accessible by mobile and is a great way for people to assess their potential stroke risk. The app is a good indicator and could help people to make healthier lifestyle choices that could reduce risk of stroke.
Visit: https://nisan.aut.ac.nz/Stroke-Riskometer or download from your mobile app store.

HOW YOU CAN HELP!!
· Organise or attend a Big Blue Brunch
· Volunteer to collect
· Get your local school involved in Blue 4 Stroke Day
· Promote the Stroke Riskometer
· Promote the F.A.S.T. message

For more info: contact Stroke Central Region on 0800 298 858 or email stroke@strokecentral.org.nz for a pack.
Website: www.strokecentral.org.nz Facebook: Stroke Central
All proceeds will go towards supporting Stroke Clubs and the Field Officer Service.
DONATE @ www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/strokeawareness


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