Stroke Awareness Oregon

Stroke Awareness Oregon
Upcoming Events

Stroke Awareness Oregon

“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 Activities

Author Ted Baxter of RELENTLESS is coming to Central Oregon, October 13th-16th.  Come see Ted at Westside Church on October 15th 6:00 in the Chapel, FREE ADMISSION please come and be encouraged by Ted and his story.  REGISTER HERE.

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.
  • Are you a service club member? – would you like to schedule a presentation – click here for more information and schedule a date.

Participate In Support Groups

Caregiver Support Group
Survivor Support Group

Thank you to our Sponsors for their support


Reversing the damage of a stroke (NY Times)
St. Charles Provides First Look at new ICU Facility  (KBND)
Compassionate Care at the most critical time (St. Charles)
Stroke Awareness Oregon Partners with AirLink – learn more and sign up HERE – use GET CODE 11674
St. Charles Bend Recognized for its Commitment to Quality Stroke Care

Articles worth reading

Strokemark – More exercise means better brain performance

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.

An interesting article from Strokemark, worth a read.  Your walking does not need to look good, it needs to be efficient

Other Links to Check Out

Brain Health Registry – When you complete online brain tests, they get “snapshots” of your health and brain performance. With many snapshots, from you and others, we can make a huge difference.  Go to the website to learn more.

Recent blog post at St. Charles shows that Stroke Awareness pays off! – St. Charles RN recognized signs of stroke to save husband!

Oregon Adaptive Sports – It’s beautiful outside, ready for a bike ride?  Our friends over at Oregon Adaptive Sports has all the information you need to take full advantage of the wonderful setting for activity here in Central Oregon.

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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