Stroke attacks the brain, the human control centre, changing lives in an instant.
Few people think about stroke until it touches their life.
Stroke can happen to anyone, of any age and affects everyone differently.
It’s estimated more than 27,400 people will have a stroke in Australia for the first time in 2022, equating to one stroke every nineteen minutes.
Today, there are over 445,000 people in our community whose lives have been changed by stroke and their number is growing.
Stroke in numbers
Your help means we can do more
The good news is that researchers and health professionals across Australia and around the world are constantly working to improve treatments, enhance recovery after stroke and perhaps even find a cure.
But they can’t do it alone.
Your efforts in raising funds means that researchers are given the time and resources to do their work.
Survivors of stroke and their families have support not just in the immediate aftermath of a stroke, but along the whole journey of recovery – however long that takes.
Plus, by getting active this November
you can reduce your risk of stroke, or secondary stroke.
For every amount below, Stroke Foundation is able to deliver a vital resource.
Provides initial advice and support from a health professional on StrokeLine
Provides a stroke recovery pack to three survivors of stroke
Trains a volunteer to deliver StrokeSafe community talks teaching the F.A.S.T signs of stroke
Helps stroke researchers with the funding they need to find the next game-changer in stroke