World Stroke Day
October 29

Every 2 seconds someone, somewhere has a stroke. Let’s work towards a world where stroke is largely preventable, treatable, and beatable.

Take 2 Minutes to learn more. Help beat stroke by sharing your story.


Join the Conversation.

Take 2 Minutes to Tell Us Your Stroke Story.

Whether you have experienced a stroke yourself or witnessed the impact of stroke on family or
friends, your voice is vital to raise awareness of prevention and treatment. Read the stories
below from around the world then share your stroke experience using text, photo or video on
social media using #TAKE2FORSTROKE

Take 2 Minutes to learn the signs of a stroke.

If you think someone may have had a stroke, do this F.A.S.T. check:

Face Drooping

Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.

Arm Weakness

Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech Difficulty

Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?

Time To Phone

If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, phone emergency services and get them to the hospital immediately.

Are you an EMS professional?

You play a key role in quickly identifying the presence of a stroke and deciding the best way to get the patient to proper care.