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Time to nominate for the 2019 Stroke Awards

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Stroke Foundation is on a mission to find and celebrate the inspirational Australians who are making a difference in stroke.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Stroke Awards, which recognise the stroke survivors, carers, volunteers, health professionals and researchers who work tirelessly to improve the lives of people affected by stroke.

Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sharon McGowan said the Stroke Awards are a wonderful way to say thank you.

“The Stroke Awards are now in their tenth year and I continue to be impressed and amazed by the calibre of the entries we receive,’’ Ms McGowan said.

“There are so many outstanding Australians whose selfless actions boost awareness of stroke, raise vital funds and advocate for a better future for stroke survivors and their families.”

There is one stroke every nine minutes in Australia and more than 475,000 stroke survivors live in our community. Stroke can happen to anyone at any age and the impact can be devastating.

Ms McGowan encouraged the community to nominate people who have gone above and beyond for stroke.

“There are six award categories, which provide the opportunity to acknowledge those unsung heroes whose actions help the Stroke Foundation in its mission to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery,’’ she said.

Nominations close on Friday, February 15, 2019.

The winners will be announced at the Stroke Foundation’s Stroke Awards ceremony in Melbourne in May 2019.

To nominate for the 2019 Stroke Awards, visit the Stroke Foundation website or contact the Stroke Foundation Awards Team at

Stroke Awards Categories

  • Improving Life after Stroke Award – Awarded to those who voluntarily dedicate their time to improving the care and support of stroke survivors in the community.
  • Creative Award – Celebrating a stroke survivor’s contribution to creative industries including writing, photography, music and fine art.
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award – Recognises a fundraiser who has gone above and beyond to help raise awareness and funds for stroke in Australia.
  • Courage Award – Recognises the courage and hope shown by survivors and carers in facing stroke recovery.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Awarded to outstanding volunteers whose dedicated service has made a significant difference.
  • President’s Achievement Award – Recognises the exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution.

Source: Stroke Foundation

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