Stroke Awareness Oregon

Stroke Awareness Oregon
You or a loved one suffer a stroke?

Stroke Awareness Oregon – Celebrating Stroke Awareness Month – MAY!

“Everyday when I get dressed, I realize how different my life could have been if I had gotten to the hospital sooner.”
Lawnae Hunter
SAO Founder & Stroke Survivor


Upcoming Events

May 17th, 11:00 am. to 1:30 pm. – Sisters Community Church, 1300 McKenzie Hwy, Sisters.  Click for more information – Sisters Fall Prevention Symposium

May 20th, 6:00-7:00 pm. – Springhill Suites, 551 SW Industrial Way, Bend.  Learn F.A.S.T. and how to identify stroke symptons, what to do if someone is having a stroke, the link between healthy heart and  healthy brain, and resources for recovery.


About Stroke Awareness Oregon

Stroke Awareness Oregon, a community based nonprofit serving the Central Oregon area exists to make a difference in stroke outcomes and recovery. Our Board and Volunteers work to increase awareness about the importance of identifying stroke symptoms and getting immediate help. We also strive to increase understanding about stroke prevention and how stroke survivors and caregivers can receive support for a full, post-stroke life.

  • Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke in the U.S.
  • Stroke is the number five cause of death in Oregon.
  • One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime! It could be YOU or someone you love.Here are a couple articles we strongly recommend you read.

Articles worth reading

The first is by Dr. Ian Riddock – Brain Attack – Recognizing Signs of a Stroke The second suggested reading is Creating Meaning After Loss by Dr. Amy Ford.

Affiliate of AirMedCare (Airlink)

Benefit SAO and protect your household by enrolling in an AirLink Critical Care Transport Membership using GET CODE 11674 for SAO to get credit.  Please go HERE to learn more.

Innovation right here in Bend, Oregon!

From the first time Geoff Babb tried to go for a ride to the park in his wheelchair and promptly did a face plant as the front wheels got stuck in a crack in the sidewalk, he and Yvonne have been looking for ways to create a chair that can handle all types of terrain, as well as for people who can help them make it. Here’s more about the team who have made the AdvenChair what it is today.

The important question… Why get involved?

  • As of 2017, stroke is the number five cause of death in Oregon alone!
  • In 2014, nearly 8,000 people were hospitalized for stroke in Oregon, with an estimated cost of $146 million for hospital care. Total cost is $34 billion per year nationally.
  • Stroke is the greatest cause of disability on earth.
  • Stroke strikes anyone regardless of age or gender — even infants!

Please join us as we work to change these statistics and improve the health and well-being of our community.  Please look for our up coming events and meetings here.

Join us to make a difference!

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