One in three Americans can’t recall any stroke warning signs. What if singing a song could help people recognize a stroke and give someone the power to save a life?
On World Stroke Day, October 29th, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is using music to help people remember the common warning signs of stroke, F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1).
Why learn the F.A.S.T song? The quicker you recognize the stroke warning signs and call 9-1-1 for stroke, the better the chances of recovery.
Here is how you can participate:
- Go to www.strokeassociation.org/worldstrokeday to sing and share the F.A.S.T. song. We have different genres to suit your musical preference, such as R&B, Latin, Hip-Hop, Pop or Gospel.
- Ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act. This legislation would allow more Americans to access telestroke care.
So get your vocal cords ready and let's sing to end stroke!