Stroke Foundation announced nominations are now open for the 2021 Stroke Awards in Australia.
The Stroke Awards recognise the incredible individuals in our community who make the future brighter for people impacted by stroke, building on Stroke Foundation’s work.
“The Stroke Awards were open to survivors of stroke, carers, volunteers, fundraisers, health professionals and researchers.” said Stroke Foundation Executive Director Stroke Services Lisa Murphy.
“There are so many inspirational people in our community who are doing amazing things to enhance and demonstrate there is life after stroke,” Dr Murphy said.
“The Stroke Awards provide us with an opportunity to honour these individuals and their efforts.”
Dr Murphy said this year’s awards were an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the stroke community in the challenging environment resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Many in our community were isolated for months, which led some to new creative pursuits and others to explore different approaches to rehabilitation, advocacy and raising funds,” she said.
“These endeavours deserve to be recognised.”
A stroke strikes the brain and can change lives in an instant. It is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. There are more than 445,000 people with stroke living in our community.
Dr Murphy encouraged people to visit the Stroke Foundation website to nominate those helping to improve the state of stroke.
Nominations close on Friday 12 February, 2021. The winners will be announced at Stroke Foundation’s Stroke Awards ceremony in Melbourne in May 2021.