A stroke survivor known as “the Saxy Lady”, a personal trainer who raised more than $50,000 and an internationally recognised researcher are among the winners of the Stroke Foundation’s 2019 Stroke Awards.
The awards, presented at the Melbourne Town Hall on May 6, celebrated the unsung heroes across Australia who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people affected by stroke.
The winners were chosen from almost 70 nominations in six categories: Creative, Fundraiser of the Year, Courage, Volunteer of the Year, President’s Achievement and Improving Life after Stroke.
Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sharon McGowan congratulated the winners for their remarkable achievements.
“I could not be more impressed with these outstanding individuals who have demonstrated passion and commitment to raise awareness of stroke and reduce its burden in our community,” Ms McGowan said.
“The Stroke Foundation strives to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. The selfless actions of the Stroke Awards nominees, finalists and winners plays an important role in that mission.”