Let's Get Involved!

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!

Let's Get Involved!

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!

Come Join Our Volunteering Team!

Why Volunteer?

“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

I invite you to join our dedicated group of volunteers and SAO staff to help fulfill SAO’s mission and purpose. It’s a fun positive group of people who enjoy working together. I can promise that you won’t regret a single moment!

Types of Volunteering

F.A.S.T. Outreach – It’s ones of Stroke Awareness Oregon’s primary missions to make F.A.S.T. a household safety word.

We’ve stretched out to neighboring towns across the Central Oregon region which include: Bend, Redmond, LaPine, Madras, Prineville, Sunriver, and Sisters.

Our operations team simply gives you a list of places to visit, and we even create support packages! All we need from you is to visit and talk about stroke!

Presentations – We’re always in the community giving educational presentations on stroke. With the aid of Stroke 101, we’ve created an interactive program that is needed! What’s more is that we need help giving these presentations to expand our reach.

Through three training sessions, we’ll have you all prepared to give presentations that will leave an impact of a lifetime!

Get in Touch! – Our team is always growing, and our mission is never-ending.

We guarantee that if none of these sound up your alley, we will still have a way for you to help.

Events – The whole 9 yards! Our organization loves holding events. From stroke survivor barbques to high end plays – We’re always out in the community looking for ways to:

  • Host fundraisers
  • Provide heartwarming events for stroke survivors,
  • Have fun! All these are great, but sometimes we have our heads so high in the clouds that we need help!

If you’re looking for a chance to meet stroke survivors, be inspired, and provide the support at some of these events – This might be for you.

Meet Our Volunteer Coordinator!

Libby Hawley

Libby is originally from Austin, Texas, where she attended nursing school and worked as an Oncology Nurse. She quickly became a Charge Nurse, and got certifications in Oncology and in Med-Surg. Following that, Libby would later transfer to Case Management and became certified as an ACM (Accredited Case Manager) and CHPN (Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse). She found her way to Bend to help her son, who’s a stroke survivor, in any way she could. Libby is now retired and enjoying all that Bend has to offer. She has been an active and involved volunteer for SAO for quite a time before becoming an official board member. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, hiking with Spencer, her Goldendoodle, and going on road trips. She was honored to be nominated to the SAO Board of Directors.

Outreach Package

“The absolute best part about being a non-profit is the mere fact that everyone wants to help.”

Ben Ritt

We’re continuously Thankful For the Medical Community and Granting Us The Ability To Do Outreach!

These include:

Outreach Package

Order our package that gives you all the information you need to make a difference in this world!

Work side-by-side with us as we create an event to remember!

James Nelson Boy Scout

We welcome you to host a fundraiser in SAO’s name where the proceeds go towards stroke education, resources for survivors, and outreach material to help make F.A.S.T. a household word. We’ll get you all the tools you need!

Outreach Package

Order our package that gives you all the information you need to make a difference in this world!

Work side-by-side with us as we create an event to remember!

James Nelson Boy Scout

We welcome you to host a fundraiser in SAO’s name where the proceeds go towards stroke education, resources for survivors, and outreach material to help make F.A.S.T. a household word. We’ll get you all the tools you need!

Exciting events from the past!

Spoken Moto Event

Stroke Awareness Oregon partnered with local coffee shops across Central Oregon to spread the word of F.A.S.T. In these ongoing events, we created custom coffee sleeves that both outlined what F.A.S.T. was, as well as custom hashtags with each shop to get the community excited to post it on social media!

Avid Cider

We’ve held fundraising happy hours with breweries and restaurants where we would work together to spread the word of stroke, while portions of each drink from the hours of 4-7 would be donated to SAO!

SAO Book Operations

Just Say Yes to Life! was a book published by our team that received immense publicity, and even became an Amazon Best Seller! Bookstores across the state reached out to us to have author signings as each story in the book created inspiration in each one of the readers. Find our more about the book here: storiesofstroke.com

Exciting events from the past!

Spoken Moto Event

Stroke Awareness Oregon partnered with local coffee shops across Central Oregon to spread the word of F.A.S.T. In these ongoing events, we created custom coffee sleeves that both outlined what F.A.S.T. was, as well as custom hashtags with each shop to get the community excited to post it on social media!

Avid Cider

We’ve held fundraising happy hours with breweries and restaurants where we would work together to spread the word of stroke, while portions of each drink from the hours of 4-7 would be donated to SAO!

SAO Book Operations

Just Say Yes to Life! was a book published by our team that received immense publicity, and even became an Amazon Best Seller! Bookstores across the state reached out to us to have author signings as each story in the book created inspiration in each one of the readers. Find our more about the book here: storiesofstroke.com

Meet Our Volunteer Coordinator!

Libby Hawley

Libby is originally from Austin, Texas, where she attended nursing school and worked as an Oncology Nurse. She quickly became a Charge Nurse, and got certifications in Oncology and in Med-Surg. Following that, Libby would later transfer to Case Management and became certified as an ACM (Accredited Case Manager) and CHPN (Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse). She found her way to Bend to help her son, who’s a stroke survivor, in any way she could. Libby is now retired and enjoying all that Bend has to offer. She has been an active and involved volunteer for SAO for quite a time before becoming an official board member. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, hiking with Spencer, her Goldendoodle, and going on road trips. She was honored to be nominated to the SAO Board of Directors.

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