On Sunday May 5th 2019, the Stroke Awareness Foundation (SAF) will host its 8th Annual Fight Stroke Walk at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. This fun filled inspiring event spans generations and brings together families, friends, caregivers and stroke survivors to raise money to fight stroke and improve stroke outcomes through public education and awareness efforts.
Since 2012, our Walk has hosted over 3,500 walkers and grew to include over 80 sponsors. Thanks to your generosity, we’ve raised over $1,000,000 to educate Santa Clara County citizens on signs and symptoms of stroke and most importantly - what to do in the event of a stroke emergency.
All funds raised for this event stay locally to improve stroke education in Santa Clara County. SAF has implemented an aggressive public outreach targeting Santa Clara County residents via VTA bus advertising, movie theater trailers, print media, outdoor banner display, website and social media. We are making a direct impact in the community with our annual Fight Stroke Walk as well as stroke awareness presentations made to local service clubs and organizations. In addition, we partnered with the American Red Cross Silicon Valley’s First Aid Services Team (FAST), where we provide training and guidance on how to educate and screen the public for warning signs of stroke.Over 400 FAST medical first responders, nurses and physicians have been deployed to large community events such as the Gilroy Garlic Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Cinco De Mayo celebration and the Bay to Breakers race. Since 2013, we have provided more than 10,000 free blood pressure checks with in-depth follow-up conversations on stroke education resulting in hundreds of doctor referrals.
We are grateful for your support and commitment to the cause of stroke awareness. With your tax deductible contribution, lives are saved here in Santa Clara County—and that’s a tangible and meaningful return on your investment.
Thank you again for your gift to the Stroke Awareness Foundation.