ATLANTA – Grady Health Foundation will honor Stroke Awareness Month from May 6 to May 13 to raise funds and awareness for Atlanta’s fight against stroke. We invite everyone to spread the word and learn the facts about this deadly disease with #GradyEndsStroke. Then, join the fight and donate $5 by texting GRADY to 50555.
Here are three reasons why you should join the conversation and help support the Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center by donating to the Grady Health Foundation:
- Stroke can affect anyone directly or indirectly. Stroke is a common disease and is particularly endemic in the southeastern United States, also referred to as the “stroke belt.”
- Atlanta is considered the buckle of the stroke belt, where there is a higher incidence and prevalence of stroke – one of the many reasons the Atlanta community has strongly supported the Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center.
- The Grady Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare services for Metro Atlanta’s indigent, uninsured and critical care patients through funding education, capital renovation, research and development, advanced medical technology, and support.
In March 2010, the Marcus Foundation made the Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center a reality. Since then, the Atlanta community has been served by the center, providing innovative technology, some of the brightest physicians and a well-equipped facility allowing the Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center to make great strides in the fight against stroke.
“We are very thankful for the support from Bernie Marcus and The Marcus Foundation,” said Andrea N. Smith, Director of Development. “Grady now offers a state-of-the art, integrated facility to respond to the intense demands of stroke victims in Georgia. The program was recently certified as a Primary Stroke Center, the highest designation available, earned through the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).”
Do your part this May. Join the conversation on Twitter (@GradyHealthFdn) using #GradyEndsStroke and encourage everyone to donate $5 by texting GRADY to . For more information, visit www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/ or Grady Health Foundation’s Facebook page.
You can also donate to the Grady Health Foundation and support the future advancements of Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center here: give.gradyhealthfoundation.org/donate.