Your Impact

Stroke is one of Australia's biggest killers

Stroke Foundation is committed to a world free from disability and suffering caused by stroke.  

Stroke is one of Australia's biggest killers and there is one stroke every 19 minutes, even though more than 80% of strokes can be prevented.

Stroke doesn't discriminate; it affects anyone, anytime, even unborn babies. It claims more lives than breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Even more distressing, around 600 Australian children experience stroke each year.

One of the things we can do to reduce our risk of stroke, or secondary stroke, is to keep active.  Research tells us 30 minutes of exercise five times a week can reduce your stroke risk by 25 percent.*

Every dollar you raise and every moving minute you log will take Stroke Foundation one step closer to preventing stroke, saving lives and enhancing recovery for more Australians.

*World Stroke Organization. 2021. Why stroke matters - Stroke risks and prevention. Available at:

Your Impact

Thanks to the incredible support from individuals like you, Stroke Foundation achieved significant milestones in 2022 towards preventing stroke, saving lives, and enhancing recovery. Your participation in Stride4Stroke this year will play a vital role in continuing to drive these positive changes.

To learn more about the impact made in 2022, we invite you to read our comprehensive annual review. It highlights the progress, initiatives, and achievements made possible by supporters like you.

Together, we can continue to make a difference and change the state of stroke in Australia.

The impact of stroke in Australia

To learn more about the impact of stroke in Australia visit our Stroke Foundation website.

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

If you have any questions or need help along the way, take a look at our FAQ’s page or send us an email.

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