Since at least the 1960s, the rate of Americans who die from stroke has been on the decline. But that progress has slowed, and in some cases reversed, according to a new federal report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Massachusetts was one of the states that saw an increase. This is unacceptable and we think now more than ever it is time to act!
Please ask your legislators to support critical legislation that would create a stroke system of care, ensuring that people are receiving the most timely care possible. Please also ask your legislators to support overriding the Governor’s veto on stroke awareness and prevention funding.
We need to act FAST to make sure that we don’t see more families affected by devastating strokes. We need to act FAST to make sure that people are educated on how to prevent and identify a stroke. Please act FAST and reach out to your lawmakers today!