Why Donate? – RTH Stroke Foundation

There has never been a more critical time than now to donate. In the United States alone, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability. However, unlike other diseases stroke is 80% preventable – which means that out of all the people we screen on any given day, if a hundred of them were directly at risk of stroke, 80 of them would likely never suffer the stroke if they made the appropriate lifestyle changes afterward. Any generous donation on your part directly contributes to the fight against stroke and helps to reduce its impact on our society at large, since stroke is so easily preventable through awareness and lifestyle changes. Please donate today and help us remove stroke from the list of top killers in the United States and across the world. Please see the statistics below to learn how we put donations to good use, or call us today to learn more about how your donations can help. (888) 794-9466

      • By the 4th quarter of 2015, the donations we received allowed us to give free life-saving screenings to over 3,605 people, some of which may have been in immediate danger of stroke.
      • The donations we receive fund our Foundation programs, allowing us to help stroke survivors through the Stroke Survivor Recovery Program. Through the S.M.A.R.T.® Program, your donations allowed us to bring primary stroke education to over 753 students in 2016 so far, potentially offsetting a multitude of strokes from occurring in the future.
      • Your donations allow us to run our website which receives over 20,000 visitors monthly from across the world who learn about stroke through our education pages and call for support.
      • Your donations also allow us to run our bi-weekly stroke support groups from several locations.
      • Consult your Tax Accountant to learn about what types of write-offs you may be eligible for after donating.

Thank You for your support,

Shadow of Stroke Campaign Unveils its First Video – A Must See – RTH Stroke Foundation

The Shadow of Stroke Campaign – a project of the RTH Stroke Foundation, unveiled its first official video this week. The video which clocks under 2 minutes, features a man torn between eating a pizza or salad for lunch, and tackles the Campaign’s goal of raising awareness on stroke risk factors in the aspect of unhealthy eating.  This is a must-watch and we recommend everyone share the video with at least 10 people. Raising awareness is the easiest way to combat stroke as it is 80% preventable, and the more people that watch this video will understand that some of their decisions can have an impact on their overall health. We hope this video will get people to become more conscious of their decisions.

RTH Stroke Foundation Holds 2 Seminars in LA

Yesterday, the RTH Stroke Foundation had two successful seminars. Starting off in Downey at the Rio Hondo Event Center, the Foundation educated attendees on stroke awareness and recovery. Attendees received Carotid Artery and Blood Pressure screenings. The Foundation would like to thank PIH Health and also Lillian Johnson who gave her testimony on how our carotid artery screenings saved her life!

Afterwards, the Foundation ventured to Long Beach Petroleum Club and educated attendees on Stroke and Sleep Apnea. Attendees received Cholesterol/Glucose and Blood Pressure screenings. Thank you to our Health Screening Sponsor: L.A. Care Health Plan


RTH Foundation Unveils Its Shadow of Stroke Campaign

Last week, the RTH Stroke Foundation unveiled its new ‘Shadow of Stroke Campaign’ which was created in an effort to spread vital awareness on stroke to the public. Many institutions and organizations have their own flyers and infographics circulating around the internet that spread stroke awareness and the Foundation felt that it was time to produce their own.

The mission of the RTH Stroke Foundation’s new campaign is to educate the public on the symptoms of stroke as well as the risk factors that increase an individual’s chance of having one. A secondary objective of the campaign is to create a novel characterization of stroke that people can associate the disease with. Instead of thinking of stroke as a single symptom or risk factor, the Foundation hopes to embody the disease in the character of a shadow that follows us in our daily lives in each and every decision we make. The shadow is symbolic of all the risk factors and symptoms as a whole.

The shadow of stroke takes the lives of 130,000 people in the United States each year, and the final aim of the campaign is to make the public understand that the shadow is 80% preventable and does not have to happen with appropriate exercise and thoughtful eating.

Currently, there are 3 infographics up on the Shadow of Stroke website to kick start the campaign, and more graphics as well as video content will be produced and added to the site in the coming months.

The RTH Stroke Foundation alone can not make this campaign successful however, it is from our great visitors, friends, and allies like you in the fight against stroke, that we need help from in spreading this information. The RTH Stroke Foundation encourages all of our visitors, friends, and more to download the infographics and share the message online or through print with everyone they know.

Together, we can make the Shadow of Stroke fade away forever.

Select here to go to the Shadow of Stroke website!

Lourdes’ Story – An SSRP Program Success Story – RTH Stroke Foundation

Earlier this year, Stroke Survivor Recovery Program (SSRP) Director Tiffanie Hylland, assisted a woman by the name of Lourdes who had previously suffered two strokes. The strokes ultimately left her in dire circumstances with her housing situation on the line as a result. Tiffanie not only counseled Lourdes on her journey to recovery, she was also able to resolve her housing situation and relocate Lourdes to an apartment that was more suitable to her needs as a stroke survivor. Watch the video above for an insight into Lourdes’ journey, and to learn how the SSRP Program can assist stroke survivors in our area.