May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Help us spread the word!

Join our Thunderclap — May 1, 2017

#Stroke is a leading cause of death & can happen to anyone. Control your risk factors to improve your brain health.

To help promote National Stroke Awareness Month, NINDS is hosting a Thunderclap. If you use Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr please add your support so we can reach as many people as possible with the important message about the link between high blood pressure and brain health. Thunderclap is a social media platform that allows people to come together to amplify a single message by posting it at the same time on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.  Once you sign up, Thunderclap will automatically publish the message on your behalf.

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#StrokeTalk — May 9, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m. ET

Stroke—it can happen to anyone!

In observance of National Stroke Awareness Month, NINDS, Million Hearts, and Kaiser Permanente are co-hosting a Twitter chat to discuss stroke risk factors, the importance of keeping your brain healthy, and the latest stroke research. #StrokeTalk will take place Tuesday, May 9, from 1-2 p.m. ET and will be led by CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. In addition, these medical experts will be on hand to answer questions:

  • NINDS Director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz
  • Million Hearts® Executive Director, Dr. Janet Wright
  • Kaiser Permanente Research Scientist, Dr. Mai Nguyen-Huynh

Million Hearts®, including the American Stroke Association, will be participating with us on this chat. Remember to use our designated hashtag #StrokeTalk with your posts on Twitter! Follow @NINDSnews for updates about the chat and other information about the brain. 

Help us spread the word! Please download our promotional images to share through your social media channels.

Stroke Talk 2017 Twitter Chat logo

Stroke Talk 2017 Facebook Twitter Chat event logo

If you have any questions or want to join the chat, please contact the NINDS Social Media Team (

NINDS provides a variety of resources on stroke, including Mind Your Risks® which highlights the importance of controlling high blood pressure to reduce risk of stroke and dementia and Know Stroke which aims to educate people about stroke signs and symptoms and the importance of reacting quickly.  To learn more about these campaigns, visit:

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