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Spot A Stroke Awareness – $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – ends 11/18

We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.


Blog­gin’ Mamas is spon­sor­ing this give­away in sup­port of the Ad Coun­cil and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association cam­paign acknowledging the recent World Stroke Day on October 29th. We are helping to raise awareness about Stroke knowledge, prevention, and what to do in an emergency.

Everything Mommyhood has once again teamed up with Bloggin’ Mamas for this amazing social good campaign, and I think this is such important information to share with my readers. Please read up on the subject, and then enter below for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

SPOT A Stroke

Did you know that stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading preventable case of disability in the US? Each year, about 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. Furthermore, someone in the world has a stroke every 2 seconds.

  • 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 3 Americans cannot name at least one sign of stroke.
  • When you recognize a stroke and immediately call 9-1-1, the person has a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for treatment options like a clot-busting drug or clot-busting device.
  • Someone in the world has a stroke every 2 seconds.
  • In the U.S. stroke is the No. 5 cause of death overall, killing nearly 130,000 people a year.
  • Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of long-term disability.

How to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. (the warning signs):

F – Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.A – Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?S – Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like: “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?T– Time to call 9-1-1 – If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.

Here’s Paul George’s Story

More Resources & Info

  • Click HERE to watch more videos
  • Check out the F.A.S.T. Song – The ASA has created a simple song to help people remember the stroke warning signs. They have the F.A.S.T. song in several musical styles on Youtube. If you’re really brave, sing it, or record a lip sync version, then share it using the #singFAST hashtag.
  • Download the mobile app – There’s an app for that and at least one person is glad she had it!

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard!
Give­away begins November 4th, 2015 at 5pm EST and ends November 18th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older.
Win­ner will be selected by and be noti­fied by email.
See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.

Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA. If you’d like to see your product/service/brand featured, please email us at

Linda Manns Linneman

Thursday 28th of April 2016

A stroke can happen at any time. You need to seek medical treatment right away. The sooner you receive help the better your chances are of recovering. We should never take symptoms lightly. It is better to be safe than sorry. Thank you for this great article.

Sarh S

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

I've know two people to have strokes w/in the past year. One was an older man who my fiancee befriended shortly before we started dating. He was an amazing man! My grandfather passed away when I was about 3ms pregnant with my middle child (of 3) and this man was sort of a grandfather figure for him, they had such a great bond, truly sweet. He beat prostate cancer and then about 6 months later he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away in July. He loved Christmas, had a huge tree he always put up and was finicky about how the lights and thousands of ornaments were placed on the tree, it was truly beautiful. The other man I know how had a stroke this year in someone who used to work for my mom and he was on a job with her when he had his first stroke. He lost feeling in his arm and his speech became slurred. Being the high strung person he is she had to fight with him a bit to get him to go to the hospital, he wanted to keep working. He survived, but he had several more strokes following that over this summer and has no use of his arm. Strokes are very scary and these two men have about 30 years age difference between them.

Christina Strapp Lambert

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

My great grandmother had many, many strokes. She would have the slurred speech and both arm weakness along with drooping of the face. She never recovered from them :(

Trisha McKee

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

My mom had a stroke. She was in the hospital after that and suffered from more strokes and unfortunately did not make it.

Brian E.

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

Had a good friend have a stroke, post-op, after cardiac surgery; thankfully he recovered !