Stanford Stroke Center Presents a Stroke Awareness & Health Fair in Conjunction with "National Stroke Alert Day"

For Release: May 8, 2007
Media Contact: Jonnie Banks
(650) 723-6753

STANFORD, Calif.--Stroke continues to be the third leading cause of death and the most common cause of adult disability. As our population ages, it is estimated that the number of strokes will increase substantially. Stanford Hospital & Clinics along with Stanford University School of Medicine strives to educate the community on stroke awareness through the Stanford Stroke Center.

The Stanford Stroke Center presents the community education program, "Stroke Awareness & Health Fair," in conjunction with "National Stroke Alert Day," on Tuesday, May 8, 2007. Stroke Alerts across the country will happen simultaneously that day. Participating location across the country include: Philadelphia, Long Island, Houston and the Greater Bay Area.

This is an opportunity for members of the community to meet with physicians and other health professionals to learn of stroke prevention and treatments.

The Health fair activities will include blood pressure and strike risk assessments as well as variety of health-related information from Stanford Hospital & Clinics and other community organizations.

What: Stroke Awareness & Health Fair
When: Tuesday, May 8, 2007
10am to 2pm
Where: Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
Stanford University Campus
326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305

For More Information

Phone: (650) 723-0876

The Stanford Stroke Center is recognized around the world as a leader in stroke research and treatment and is proud to sponsor the Stroke Alert Program at Stanford on May 8, 2007.

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