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Nominate a Stroke Champion

Posted by Lynn Bronikowski Jul 13 2017

Alicia Thompson was so grateful that her father recovered from a hemorrhagic stroke that she went to work creating Dan’s Dash—an awareness and fundraising event that included one- and three-mile runs and walks, and a bake sale.

She raised $6,000 for the National Stroke Association by promoting Dan’s Dash through social media, a website, a poster, brochures, flyers and an announcement at her school.

For her efforts, Thompson in 2016 won a National Stroke Association RAISE (Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence) Award for the Most Impactful Community Fundraising Effort.

She was one of seven award winners last year and nominations are now open for the 2017 RAISE Awards at

New this year is an award for Outstanding Stroke Survivor which honors an individual who has survived a stroke and used their experience to educate, inspire, and bring awareness to stroke on a local or national level.

Check out the eight categories at and nominate a stroke champion today.

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