Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa


Stroke Week is celebrated annually in South Africa from 28 October - 3 November and is dedicated to raising awareness about stroke – South Africa's third biggest killer.

To raise awareness about stroke we will disseminate a press release to our extensive media database to ensure that our messages reach the public via online, print, broadcast and social media. In 2013 we secured free media coverage at an estimated value of R1,651,730.65, we received 28 radio interviews and/or mentions, we were featured in 10 print media titles and 11 online publications. This year we hope to improve these figures and reach even more South Africans with the “I am woman” campaign.

As a non-profit organisation we unfortunately don’t have the budget to pay for media coverage so all of the media coverage we receive is pro bono. We also don’t have the budget to put together an extensive advertising/media campaign however, we do the best we can to raise awareness about stroke with the limited resources we have.

During Stroke Week, and throughout the month of October, we will also be offering free blood pressure tests in various communities, nationwide, as high blood pressure is the leading cause of strokes.


Contact Details

Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa
Ms Sam Mabaso
Nationwide, South Africa
Work Phone: 0214476268
Email Address: sam@heartfoundation.co.za

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