Breast Cancer is the #25 cause of death internationally.
Stroke is #2.
For Breast Cancer Awareness MONTH, you can do little more than open your pocketbook and profess that yes, you are aware. Oh also, you can wear pink.
For Stroke Awareness DAY(today!) there are things you can actually do.
You can learn the signs of stroke. You can prepare for a life-threatening situation and help someone during the stroke and immediately after the stroke. You can actually be the one to make a difference at the moment it happens.
This hits relatively close to home recently, and it's made me painfully aware. So... Learn the signs. Help others.
F- Face drooping
A - arm weakness
S - slurred speech
T - time is of the essence.
Learning FAST is a good start.
Be advised that there are other signs for stroke - confusion, vision and sudden headaches, notably. Here's a wonderfully well-written story that articulates this well -- a young woman who had a stroke and had NONE of these symptoms.
Rant over. Because it's only a day, after all.