MSAA hosted a stroke community education booth and the Black Women’s Expo at McCormick Place on April 6th-April 8th. Our message reached a lot of people. We handed out 1600 magnets, 1600 pact cards, 280 Koozies, 150 water bottles, 300 MI/Stroke assessment tool, 200 Women and Stroke handouts, and collected 461 signatures of people who promised to call 911 when they witness someone having a stroke. It’s estimated that we touched 3000 lives. An added bonus, WV103 was broadcasting live from the Expo and one of the DJ’s invited Dinene Jenkins-West, MSAA member and organizer of our group at the expo, to speak about stroke. Overall it was an awesome day of community outreach!
A recent article in the New York Times states that despite known effectiveness and potential to reduce disability in acute stroke, some physicians still don’t prescribe r-tPA when indicated. Click here to check out the article!
Heart disease is the leading killer of women, causing 1 out of every 3 deaths each year. Click here to learn more about this great national initiative to raise awareness and funds for heart disease research in women!
Does your hospital do something awesome to promote Go Red for Women? We’d love to hear what you’re doing to promote best practice and stroke awareness at your institution. Click here to let us know!
Click here to read how nearly half of U.S. adults could be considered to have high blood pressure