Pediatric Stroke Awareness – Got a Minute?

Volunteers at CHASA tableYou can spread the word that Kids Have Strokes, too. Don’t have time? Try the 1 minute ideas. More time? We have several creative projects for you to dive into.

CHASA 2014 Pediatric Stroke Fact Sheet

1 Minute

Tell someone that infants and babies have strokes.
Add “kids have strokes, babies have strokes, even the unborn can have a stroke” to your e-mail signature line.
Add this to your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
Tweet a pediatric stroke fact.
Wear a Pediatric Stroke T-shirt.
Wear a purple ribbon to raise awareness of stroke in children
At school, read pediatric stroke facts during morning announcement.
Tell your child’s therapists, teachers, and doctors about CHASA and Hemi-Kids so we can help more families

CHASA poster10 Minutes

Fundraise for CHASA and tell your story. Build a website page and invite your friends and family to donate.
Make a sign and hang it at your kid’s school or at your office.
Make copies of CHASA’s Pediatric Stroke Fact Sheet and hand out at work, the soccer game, and in your community.
Invite a speaker to your office or school to discuss pediatric stroke.
Order purple M&Ms for Pediatric Stroke Awareness and hand out at school or work. Add a purple ribbon to the M&M container.

1 Hour

Ask your governor, mayor, or other public official to proclaim May as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month
Write an article for your company’s newsletter.
Participate in a Childhood Stroke Awareness Walk or other event in your community
With your child’s permission, give a talk in your child’s classroom, school, or at the PTA/PTO meeting.
Get a tattoo that symbolizes your connection to childhood stroke.
Decorate a bulletin board with pediatric stroke information.
Write a letter to your local newspaper.

1 Day

Organize a Friends and Family Walk for Childhood Stroke Awareness – a simple stroll around the park or mall.
Contact your local newspaper’s health section editor and ask if they would like to tell your child’s story.

Chasa trifold displayMore Time?

Organize an awareness fundraiser in your community to benefit the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA). Fill out the Event Information Form

Blog about what you, your child, and your family are going through as you deal with the day to day issues surrounding early stroke