Anaheim High School Bike-A-Thon

(Re-posted From www.outsmartstroke.org)

This weekend, the transitional Out S.M.A.R.T.® Stroke Foundation still operating as RTH, visited Anaheim High School to support their 1st Annual Bike-A-Thon. Anaheim High School was one of the first schools to partner with the S.M.A.R.T.® Program and we were happy to be there to support their event. The event was held Saturday, April 8, 2017 and dozens of children and their parents came out to participate in the bicycle race and visit the informational area where the Out S.M.A.R.T. Stroke Team and other vendors were posted. During the event, we passed out information on stroke, provided water, gifted bags, and held a raffle in which one lucky contestant won 4 Anaheim Angels Diamond Club Tickets. The Foundation hopes to be partnering with institutions to assist in more events like these in the future.

-Out S.M.A.R.T.® Stroke Team

Prior stroke or TIA

Prior Stroke Or TIA

The risk of stroke for someone who has already had one is many times that of a person who has not. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are “warning strokes” that produce stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. TIAs are strong predictors of stroke. A person who’s had one or more TIAs is almost 10 times more likely to have a stroke than someone of the same age and sex who hasn’t. Recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce your risk of a major stroke. TIA should be considered a medical emergency and followed up immediately with a healthcare professional.

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