Know the Facts About African-Americans and Stroke
Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability for all Americans. However, African-Americans are at particularly high risk. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, blacks between the ages of 35 and 54 have four times the relative risk of stroke compared to whites.
Be empowered to Prevent stroke!
Stroke is largely preventable. In fact, it is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability. The American Stroke Association is here to empower you and your loved ones to prevent stroke through knowledge, action and hope.
As you learn how to prevent stroke, you improve the outlook for your future and are empowered to live a healthier lifestyle. The actions you take to prevent a stroke, also help to prevent heart disease. What’s good for your brain is good for your heart.
Act now! Take the Power To End Stroke free online Pledge, commit to living a healthier lifestyle and use your power to end stroke today.