Fight Stroke Campaign
Join the fight against stroke
The National Stroke Foundation has launched the Fight Stroke Campaign to raise awareness of stroke. The aim is to help people to understand what stroke is and why it desperately needs attention.
The campaign is also about securing funding from the Federal Government for stroke services across the country, not just for the NSF.
Despite being Australia’s second biggest cause of death and a leading cause of disability amongst adults, stroke has never received federal budget funding for implementation of a comprehensive stroke strategy.
Speech pathologists play a crucial role in stroke rehabilitation and understand the impact stroke has on people's lives.
In order to be a success, the campaign needs the support of as many people as possible. We are urging you to support this campaign.
You can do so by firstly signing up to the campaign at www.fightstroke.com.au - it only takes 30 seconds. When you add your name, you will be assisting the Foundation to amplify the voices of all Australians who care about making stroke a health priority for everyone.
You can help even further by:
- Writing to your federal MP to tell them why stroke deserves better funding
- Making noise in the media by writing to the editor of your newspaper or calling into talkback radio
- Getting your friends, family and colleagues to sign up to the campaign
There is more detail on how you can do all of this at www.fightstroke.com.au
(L-R) Stroke Survivor Neville Kerr, Carer Helen Ebzery, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and CEO of the National Stroke Foundation Erin Lalor. Stroke Survivor Dawn Oldham is seated.