About Stroke Awareness Oregon

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.

We Are Here To Help

We invite you to join our dedicated group of volunteers and SAO staff to help fulfill SAO’s mission and purpose.

Of all the work I’ve done in my life, the most rewarding has been when I’ve volunteered for a worthy cause, such as with Stroke Awareness Oregon. To volunteer is to care, and to want to make a difference in the world. Now more than ever, our world needs people like us to step up, and provide a wholehearted service without expectation of getting anything in return. But we volunteers, do receive so much in return: the satisfaction and joy of knowing we’ve done something to improve the lives of others. To me, that is invaluable.”- Lili Alpaugh, Founding Volunteer Coordinator

To learn more about Stroke Awareness Oregon fundraisers, resources, and volunteer opportunities, please connect with our team via email or call us at 541-323-5641

Stroke Resources

Your Donation Can Save a Life & Enhance the Recovery of a Stroke Warrior!

Over 800,000 people have a stroke nationwide each year. SAO is making a difference in stroke outcomes and recovery!