Matt Allensby

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I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to help prevent, treat and beat stroke!

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability.

In Australia currently, 12% of people say they won’t have exercised this week. One million strokes a year globally are linked to physical inactivity. One of the things we can do to reduce our risk of stroke, or secondary stroke, is to keep active.

So this November I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to raise vital funds and awareness for Stroke Foundation. As a former volunteer of the Stroke Foundation, I connected with survivors of stroke who wanted to share their stories - stories that they wanted to share to raise awareness of stroke amongst others. This was an experience I will never forget as I got to hear the stories of some remarkable individuals who saw their experience as a chance to help others navigate a challenging recovery. That is why I'm taking part in Stride4Stroke this year so that the Stroke Foundation can continue advocating for increased access to specialised stroke treatment and rehabilitation care, and supporting research into innovative treatments for the benefit of all Australians.

Please join me in my fight against stroke today by donating and helping share my story.

So far I have helped Stroke Foundation deliver…

Advice and support from a health professional on StrokeLine

Stroke recovery packs to 3 survivors of stroke.

Training to a StrokeSafe volunteer to deliver community talks.

Funding to stroke researchers to find the next game-changer in stroke.