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Outcomes Report

  • Photos from Strides for Stroke
  • Photos from Strides for Stroke
  • Photos from Strides for Stroke
  • Photos from Strides for Stroke

Community Education

Prevention of stroke begins with education. Our community education is aimed at increasing awareness of stroke risk factors, stroke warning signs and responses needed when stroke warning signs occur. CentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Center strives to educate the community by being involved in numerous events. Two of our larges events are Strides for Stroke and Strike Out Stroke.

Strides for Stroke

Each May, the Minnesota Stroke Association holds an event to honor stroke survivors and raise stroke awareness. Walks are held at three locations across the state: Duluth, St. Cloud and the Twin Cities. Collectively, the events attract more than 825 walkers and raise approximately $40,000.

Strike Out Stroke

  • Strike Out Stroke slideshow
  • Strike Out Stroke slideshow
  • Strike Out Stroke slideshow

Each year, CentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Center partners with the St. Cloud Rox to sponsor the Strike Out Stroke night. The fun and educational night includes pre-game events, free bat giveaway and LifeLink III helicopter flying the stroke honoree in to thro out the first pitch. St. Cloud Stroke Support Group and St. Cloud State University's "Let's Speak Again" aphasia group end the pre-game activities by signing the national anthem. Throughout the game, more than 1,500 attendees learned about stroke signs, how to reduce risk and what to do if experiencing a stroke. 

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“It is so important to be treated as soon as possible if having a stroke,” said Kathryn, 50, who had awakened with a blinding headache a few days before her medical emergency in September 2012. Kathryn, from Annandale, made a nearly full recovery. “I don’t think it could’ve been any faster. The care at St. Cloud Hospital was excellent and having Dr. Suri’s expertise is such a blessing,” Kathryn said.