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Have you organized a stroke related event or activity this year? Have you helped to promote stroke awareness in your community?

If your answer to either of these is Yes - then the WSC wants to hear from you!

The World Stroke Day Awards recognize the people, communities, health professionals and organizations that encourage, support and promote awareness of stroke and take actions that help to prevent, treat and improve the quality of life for stroke survivors.Winners will be awarded a certificate and receive a one year membership to the World Stroke Organization.

The deadline for submission of World Stroke Day 2013 entries is Friday, 29 November. You can read about past award winners. In the meantime, why not attend or run an event!

As you may already be aware, a universal stroke solidarity symbol competition was launched at the World Stroke Congress in Seoul last October 2010. We are very pleased to inform you that the winner of the universal stroke solidarity symbol now has been selected. WSO is grateful for the large number of submissions received. Names of the applicants along with places were entries submitted from were removed prior to the review process.

WSO Stroke Solidarity Symbol Competition

After a long and difficult period of deliberation by the World Stroke Campaign Committee and the WSO Board of Directors, the entry submitted by Anna Carlile and Joanna Gardener of viola design, a communication design studio in Carlile, a suburb of Melbourne, in Australia was selected. The “stroke solidarity string” was chosen as it demonstrated a unique and universal appeal for use by stroke communities around the world.

The symbol and the stroke solidarity string will be launched at World Stroke Congress in Brasilia this October.

For more information about World Stroke Campaign awards, please contact:

Jose Julio Divino, MPH
Senior Campaigns Officer
Manager, Marketing and Communications

World Stroke Organization
Geneva, Switzerland          
Tel: +41 22 906 9123