Stroke Foundation is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year’s national Stroke Awards.
Finalists include an author who wrote a novel from her bed, two “Australian Survivor All-Stars” who challenged Aussies wear a towel to raise funds for stroke and an epidemiologist who has been at the forefront of stroke research for more than a decade.
The Stroke Foundation’s national Stroke Awards celebrate the survivors of stroke, carers, volunteers, health professionals and researchers who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those affected by the disease.
Stroke Foundation Executive Director Stroke Services Lisa Murphy congratulated the inspirational finalists.
“I am blown away by the calibre of the nominees for the Stroke Awards,” Dr Murphy said.
“Each effort is incredibly powerful and goes a long way to helping the Stroke Foundation in its mission to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery.
“The Stroke Awards are our way of saying thank you for your time and dedication to supporting the stroke community.”
Stroke strikes the brain and can change a life in an instant. There are almost 450,000 people living with stroke in Australia.
Almost 70 nominations were received for the 2021 Stroke Foundation national Stroke Awards across six categories: Improving Life after Stroke, Creative, Courage, Fundraiser of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and President’s Achievement.