You’re the Cure advocates came together last week to raise awareness around World Stroke Day in the capital city.
Local advocates met on Monday, October 27th with the Austin Grassroots Action Team (GAT) convening for their initial meeting in advance of the 2015 Legislative Session. Volunteers met to discuss the 2015 legislative agenda and the group provided insight into further partnerships and recruitment opportunities. They also discussed upcoming World Stroke Day events and planned for future GAT meetings. GAT Chair Pkaye Washington led the meeting and provided great leadership on scheduling future meetings.
Austin Grassroots Action Team
On Tuesday, October 28th, State Representative Eddie Rodriguez presented a state resolution recognizing World Stroke Day. Three You’re the Cure advocate volunteers, Susan Patten – Passion Committee Chair, Curtis Smith, and Charmagne Coston visited the Texas State Capitol to receive the state resolution and to raise awareness of the world’s second leading cause of death--stroke .
YTC Advocates at the Texas State Capitol
On Wednesday October 29th, World Stroke Day, stroke survivors John Murphy & Anand Raghunathan, as well as GAT member Charmagne Coston, met with Austin City Council member Laura Morrison to accept a proclamation declaring October 29th as World Stroke Day in Austin. John & Anand shared their experience with stroke and the group brainstormed on ways to educate more Austinites about the signs of stroke, especially during the next Stroke Month.
YTC Advocates with Austin City Council Member Laura Morrison