The numbers are staggering...
- About 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
- Stroke kills more than 128,000 people a year, making it the 4th leading cause of death.
- More than $38 billion is spent each year on stroke-related medical costs and disability.
To help raise awareness, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) has introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize May as National Stroke Awareness Month. As a stroke survivor herself, she understands the impact this disease has on so many Americans, of all ages, races, and ethnicities, and is urging her colleagues in Congress to join her in showing their support.
Remember, together we can end stroke!