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The National Stroke Foundation is calling on members of Victoria’s Filipino community to set aside time for a StrokeSafe education talk.

StrokeSafe Ambassadors are committed volunteers who educate the community about the lethal disease stroke which kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.

Attending a StrokeSafe Ambassador session is a time-efficient way to learn lifesaving stroke prevention and awareness messages, such as how to recognise the signs of stroke. Members of the Filipino community are encouraged to contact the National Stroke Foundation to organise a talk with an ambassador in their area.

National Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Dr Erin Lalor said StrokeSafe Ambassadors play a key role in educating people about what a stroke is and what they can do to prevent it.

“The StrokeSafe Ambassador program aims to make sure that people understand stroke is a medical emergency and fast treatment is vital to survival and recovery,” Dr Lalor said.

“Ambassadors go out and actively talk to a range of multicultural community groups, organisations, and social groups about stroke, prevention and the need to get immediate treatment at the first sign of a stroke.

“Every ten minutes someone in Australia suffers a stroke. Despite stroke being Australia’s second biggest killer too many people would not be able to recognise a stroke even if it was happening right in front of them.

“I encourage Filipino community groups to book a StrokeSafe Ambassador talk today – you could save someone’s life,” she said.

StrokeSafe Ambassadors are available to deliver talks in a range of locations throughout Victoria. If you would like to arrange for an ambassador to visit your community and talk about stroke prevention we encourage you to make a booking before the end of April by contacting: e) strokesafeseminar@strokefoundation.com.au p) 1300 194 196

 

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