Welcome to Stroke Awareness Oregon (SAO)

SAO is a non-profit created by physicians, stroke survivors and community members exists to eliminate disability and death from stroke through awareness of causes, symptoms, and treatment, and through recovery support. The fifth leading cause of death in Oregon and the greatest source of disability worldwide, stroke is a medical emergency by striking over 800,000 people nationwide each year. Stroke Awareness Oregon is making a difference in stroke outcomes and recovery through these four goals:

  • To educate about stroke causes, prevention and treatment options.
  • To make F.A.S.T. a household safety word.
  • To support the recovery of stroke survivors and their families.
  • To do this work in partnership with the medical community, businesses and the community.

Receive Emails About Stroke Awareness Oregon

Click the button below to subscribe to our mailing list. You will receive our free monthly newsletter that links you to information about stroke, support groups and other events as well as important health and research updates about stroke.  We keep your information confidential.

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Link SAO to your Amazon Smile account; and, everytime you order from smile.amazon.com – proceeds will be directed towards our mission at no extra cost to you!

Safety Is Just a Ride Away!

In partnership with the AirMedCare Network, we proudly support their goal to secure your financial peace of mind through an affordable plan that will provide critical medical transportation no matter the situation!

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Our mission is guided by CARE

Collaboration

Our team works in partnership with hospitals, community leaders, and businesses to continually provide stroke education and resources to the community.

We love getting involved with events, and are always looking for new ways to fundraise!

Reach out to Ben Ritt for ways we can work together!

Awareness

Let’s make F.A.S.T. a household safety word together! 

If you’d like us to send you FAST cards, please reach out to our office for more information! 

Recovery

Your best possible recovery matters to us! From support groups to publishing resources we are here to support you and your family. 

Keith Taylor oversees all Support Groups – Get in touch with him if you’d like to be a Guest Speaker for a Support Group or more information regarding them! 

Education

Before you’re affected by stroke our goal is to educate families and businesses on the key elements of stroke prevention remember to think F.A.S.T. 

Stroke Awareness Oregon has multiple educational resources from books to videos. If you’d be interested in our team giving your business or group a presentation, reach out to Ben Ritt so we can get it scheduled! 

Our mission is guided by CARE

Collaboration

Our team works in partnership with hospitals, community leaders, and businesses to continually provide stroke education and resources to the community.

We love getting involved with events, and are always looking for new ways to fundraise!

Reach out to Ben Ritt for ways we can work together!

Awareness

Let’s make F.A.S.T. a household safety word together! 

If you’d like us to send you FAST cards, please reach out to our office manager, Sheri Terry for more information! 

Recovery

Your best possible recovery matters to us! From support groups to publishing resources we are here to support you and your family. 

Keith Taylor oversees all Support Groups – Get in touch with him if you’d like to be a Guest Speaker for a Support Group or more information regarding them! 

Education

Before you’re affected by stroke our goal is to educate families and businesses on the key elements of stroke prevention remember to think F.A.S.T. 

Stroke Awareness Oregon has multiple educational resources from books to videos. If you’d be interested in our team giving your business or group a presentation, reach out to Ben Ritt so we can get it scheduled! 

Resources

Can be hard to find when talking about stroke!

Recovering from a stroke is hard enough to do from the physical. However, more than just the brain is affected when a stroke occurs. Below you will find quick links to resources for stroke survivors, their caregivers, their families, and resources for those who want to know more about the stroke.

Know the Signs. Save a Life.

Learning the signs and symptoms of stroke can help save lives. Get the Free Emergency Stroke Awareness Foundation App today.

 

Multilingual Stroke Information in:

English • Spanish-Español • Chinese-中文 • Vietnamese-Quốc ngữ

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Know the Signs. Save a Life.

Learning the signs and symptoms of stroke can help save lives. Get the Free Emergency Stroke Awareness Foundation App today.

 

Multilingual Stroke Information in:

English • Spanish-Español • Chinese-中文 • Vietnamese-Quốc ngữ

StrokeAppScreens

Support Stroke Survivors

Your donation allows us to connect people and make a difference in our community.

We need your help to do this important work to educate and inform our community about stroke

– today, tomorrow and beyond!