2

Photo courtesy of Christina Papantoniou

Seniors Sarah Roberts (left) and Christina Papantoniou (right) show their support for Stroke Awareness with signs they received at the event.

 

March 9th, 2017

Students encouraged to learn the signs of stroke at educational event on April 27

Vikehealth and Well-Being held a Stroke Awareness Event April 27, designed to acquaint attendees with the signs of a stroke to support May’s designation as Stroke Awareness Month. Educational materials given to attendees informed them of the warning signs of a stroke or FAST, which stands for face dropping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, and time to call 911.

Other educational materials included flyers that showed that nine out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium. Another flyer gave statistics on how, on average, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes.

More than 690,000 strokes in the U.S. are caused when a clot cuts off the blood flow to a part of the brain, this is why the importance of getting to the hospital quickly is stressed. The procedures must be administered within a few hours to lessen the chance of being disabled after experiencing a stroke.

Christina Papantoniou, an intern for the American Heart Association played a large role in putting on this event.

“I took the lead on this event to see if I could reach out to a younger audience and see how the reaction would be on campus,” Papantoniou said. “We had a speaker that had a stroke when she was 7. It’s important to know that a stroke can happen at any age.

Students also participated in an “I’m a stroke hero campaign” that had them hold up a sign and wear a mask or cape to show their support for the event. Sponsors encouraged students to post a picture of themselves with their signs on social media.

People dressed up in superhero costumes also attended the event to show their support for the event and teach about the healthy dietary patterns that can help to reduce stroke risk.

Students also participated in a game of human bowling to symbolize “striking out stroke.”




NEWS HEADLINES


Engineers Without Boarders holds annual duck race

Sanjay Petrevu selected dean at College of Business

Emergency alerts prompt need-to-know phrases

Project 60 brings new opportunities

Cybersecurity conference looks at privacy risks

Cleveland State students present posters on Research Day

Students encouraged to learn the signs of stroke at educational event on April 27

Management training teaches students what to do in case of emergencies

Cleveland State minority health fair discusses cultural differences

Sustainability department launches new website

Specialization increases in STEM fields

CLE joins interest in vinyl records, opening of Wax Bodega

Dean of law school announced


 
 
 

Stater reporters share their videos and photographs. Visit the Image Gallery. SEE More ...


 

 

logo
About Us Advertise