The Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation

Many clinical advances and community education initiatives are possible thanks to support of individuals, corporations, and foundations. With your help we can continue our effort to “Strike out Stroke”

Please donate today. All funds go towards community education programs and screenings.

For further information, please contact our office and a representative will answer your questions or simply mail your tax deductable donation to our office.

We thank you for your support

Checks should be made payable to RTH Foundation.

The Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation

The Roxanna Todd Hodges mission statement

The mission of the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation (RTHF) is to provide educational and therapeutic resources and support to stroke patients and their families, as well as to provide financial support for educational programs, screenings and seminars that focus on stroke prevention and awareness. To fulfill our mission, we envision a comprehensive stroke center that:

  • Provides stroke sufferers and their families a single source of care, including medical care and family support.
  • Offers carefully trained therapists who will work with stroke patients to enable them to leads full and productive lives.
  • Allows patients and family members a source for educational information and emotional support, regardless of age, race or economic status.

We are committed to healing, training, education and support so that the causes of strokes, a leading and debilitating cause of disability and death, can be prevented, and so that the often devastating after-effects of a stroke can be mitigated.

The Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation

Stroke Seminars
Please note Seminars are held at the Petroleum Club now.

Seminar Name: Stroke Prevention Seminar
Date: 01-21-2009
Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm
Location: OC Stroke Assocation
City-State: Laguna Hills-California
Detail: Stroke Prevention…..Do you know the warning signs of a Stroke? Come and learn how YOU can prevent a Stroke. We welcome you to our Orange County seminar location. Please visit ocstroke.org for further details and directions.
   
 
Seminar Name: Stroke and High Cholesterol
Date: 01-28-2009
Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm
Location: Long Beach Petroleum Club
City-State: Long Beach-California
Detail: Are you at risk for a stroke with high cholesterol? Come and learn the warning signs of a Stroke…..and much more. We will have a limited number of Carotid Artery screenings and cholesterol/glucose screenings available. Please call today to make your reservation.
   
 
Seminar Name: Women Heart Disease and Stroke
Date: 02-05-2009
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Long Beach Memorial Hospital
City-State: Long Beach-California
Detail: This is a full day of great information and speakers. We will have cholesterol and glucose checks as well as Carotid Artery Screenings. Register today…The cost is $20.00 includes lunch and materials.
   
 
Seminar Name: Stroke and Diabetes
Date: 03-25-2009
Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm
Location: The Petroleum Club/Terrace Room
City-State: Long Beach-California
Detail: Stroke and Diabetes….are you at risk for a Stroke with Diabetes. Diabetes testing available at this seminar. We will have a guest speaker; Linda Kerr RN,MSN,NP,CDE from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. We will also have Carotid Artery screenings at this seminar. We have limited reservations, so please call today to make yours.
   
 
Seminar Name: Stroke and Rehabilitation
Date: 04-29-2009
Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm
Location: The Petroleum Club/Terrace Room
City-State: Long Beach-California
Detail: Important tips for Stroke Survivors and their families. We will also have a limited number of cholesterol/glucose screenings available. Please call today to make your reservation.
   
 

The Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation

IF YOU BELIEVE SOMEONE IS HAVING A STROKE:

What Should A Bystander Do?
If you believe someone is having a stroke – if he or she suddenly loses the ability to speak, or move an arm or leg on one side, or experiences facial paralysis on one side – call 911 immediately.

Stroke is a medical emergency and you need to call 911. A Stroke can injure the brain like a heart attack can injure the heart.

Learn More About Stroke:

  • Attend our Stroke Awareness Seminars
  • Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • 80% of Ischemic Strokes are preventable
  • Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.
  • Other risk factors include obesity, inactivity, excessive alcohol use and smoking.
  • Knowledge is the most powerful weapon in the fight against stroke.
  • Every 45 second someone in the U.S. will have a stroke. Take time to learn more now
  • More Women will die from a Stroke than Breast Cancer

What Can I Do?

  • Eat foods low in fat and cholesterol.
  • Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Lower your blood pressure if it is high.
  • Stop Smoking.
  • Try to reduce stress in your life.
  • Lower your blood sugar if it is high.
  • Lower your Sodium intake in your diet.
  • If you have diabetes, see your doctor regularly and follow all diet and medication instructions.

The Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation

In 1998, the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation began on stroke prevention and recovery initiatives. Through monthly community stroke screenings, many men and women at high risk of stroke have received life-saving interventions. Stroke victims and their families have been equipped with resources and knowledge to cope with this devastating disease.

Time saves lives, Stroke is a medical emergency

More than 700,000 Americans will suffer a Stroke or “brain attack” – this year. Of this number 200,000 will be recurrent strokes. Stroke prevention is still the best medicine. Learn the risk factors and always “Know your Numbers”.

What is a Stroke?

A Stroke occurs when blood flow to the area of the brain is interrupted. An ischemic Stroke is caused by either a clot or a blocked artery. A Hemorrhagic Stroke is caused by a ruptured artery and blood leaks into the brain.

When blood flow is interrupted to an area in the brain, the brain cells of that area die.

The Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation

Deborah Massaglia is the President and Trustee of the Foundation. She has been a personal friend of Roxanna since 1994. Over the years she has helped Roxanna develop the Foundation and now runs the day to day operations. She and Roxanna started working with the Stroke Association of Southern California in 1996. Deborah was instrumental in planning the first of many community Stroke Awareness Programs that consist of Stroke Warning Sign and Stroke Screenings. Over the years she has been amazed as to how much the public wants and needs more information on Stroke and Stroke Awareness. She will continue her efforts to teach the public on the sign and symptoms.

Alyson Peterson has been employed through RTH Management Company, LLC, for over four years. Alyson is a licensed Real Estate Agent and a graduate of Long Beach City College Nursing School . She supervises commercial property in the Los Angeles area for RTH Management. Alyson has become very fond of Roxanna over the years, and has recently devoted some of her time to the RTH foundation as well. Alyson is dedicated to helping Roxanna and her foundation with helping others who have suffered from Stroke.

Joanne Massaglia has been employed with Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation for two years. She is the Foundation Office Manager and is the friendly voice with an extra warm heart that assists the attendees through the seminar process. Joanne initiates the publicity for the community for all foundation events. She supports the foundation and the lives that the foundation helps to save.