About Stroke Awareness Oregon:
Stroke Awareness Oregon (SAO) is the only community-based 501(c)(3), in Oregon, dedicated to supporting the recovery of stroke survivors and their families, while regionally emphasizing the education, prevention, and recovery of stroke across the State.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the greatest source of permanent disability worldwide. As an advocate of the medical and stroke community, SAO is a hopeful force for a society of improved brain health and longevity, enhanced recovery, and the reduction of stroke related death and disability.
Know the Signs | Spot a Stroke:
While stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, 80% of strokes can be prevented!
F.A.S.T. is an acronym used to remember the symptoms of a stroke. The acronym stands for Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties and Time to call 9-1-1.
Learn How You Can Get Involved:
The SAO Team works alongside our local and state hospitals, community leaders, and businesses to further provide stroke education, support and resources.If you are interested in partnering up with our team, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to hear from you and find creative ways to collaborate!
Volunteer with Stroke Awareness Oregon:
We invite you to join our dedicated group of volunteers and SAO staff to help fulfill SAO’s mission and purpose.
“Of all the work I’ve done in my life, the most rewarding has been when I’ve volunteered for a worthy cause, such as with Stroke Awareness Oregon. To volunteer is to care, and to want to make a difference in the world. Now more than ever, our world needs people like us to step up, and provide a wholehearted service without expectation of getting anything in return. But we volunteers, do receive so much in return: the satisfaction and joy of knowing we’ve done something to improve the lives of others. To me, that is invaluable.”- Lili Alpaugh, Founding Volunteer Coordinator
To learn more about Stroke Awareness Oregon fundraisers, resources, and volunteer opportunities, please connect with our team via email. Sign up here!