Several “You’re the Cure” advocates from around New Jersey came to the State House in Trenton on May 18.
May was American Stroke Month and advocates were there to raise awareness and educate our state leaders and other about stroke and to advocate for a bill to improve stroke care in New Jersey.
“You’re the Cure” advocates Joan Helfman, Stacy Quinn, Patty Lang, Dolly Lang and Renemarie Testa-Adams spoke to a number of legislators, their staff and others who were in the State House about recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke and the need for S1936/A3423 which would make improvements to NJ’s system of stroke care. These advocates presented such a convincing argument that one Assembly member agreed that day to sign on to the bill as a Primary sponsor as a direct result of the conversations she had.
Overlook Medical Center was also on site with a 20 feet x 20 feet inflatable brain. The educational display allows visitors to walk through a brain to learn more about brain health and how to stay healthy.