Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. Challenge

How many of us have been affected by a stroke? Whether a loved one’s experienced a stroke, you’ve served as a caregiver, or you’ve been the patient yourself, we’ve been made aware of the fact that stroke is largely treatable. However, time can make the difference between permanent disability and full recovery.

Stroke Can’t Wait.

As World Stroke Day approaches (October 29), we need your creative voice to spread the word about how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T.!

Create a video that teaches your friends and family the F.A.S.T. warning signs by giving the acronym F.A.S.T. your own unique twist. Be creative and incorporate your personal flair into the video as you encourage and educate others about how to identify stroke signs F.A.S.T. You will also have a chance to win a $50 ShopHeart gift card AND have your video featured exclusively on empoweredtoserve.org and all social media outlets.

This video can be a

  • jingle
  • song
  • short skit
  • or any other creative way that you would encourage your loved one to learn how to identify the F.A.S.T. warning signs.

To enter our contest, you must

  1. Infastcorporate the F.A.S.T warning signs and Call-To-Action listed below into your video.
    F – Face Drooping
    A – Arm Weakness
    S – Speech Difficulty
    T – Time to Call 9-1-1
    Stroke can’t wait. Call 911 at the first sign of stroke. Nothing is more important than your life. Stroke is largely treatable, but time can make the difference between permanent disability and full recovery.
  2. Tag us in your post (FB: @American Heart Association- EmPOWERED To Serve; Twitter- @Power2EndStroke)
  3. Encourage your friends and family to view and like your video, if it is chosen! (The 10 best videos will be chosen and re-shared via our Facebook page on October 19.) The one with the most shares will win!

See how these lifeguards used their summer jobs to teach the warning signs:

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