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Mills Helps SF Giants Strike Out Stroke

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in Community News

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Mills-Peninsula volunteers helped make last month’s Strike Out Stroke event at San Francisco’s AT&T Park a great success, says Jenny Im, a Mills-Peninsula stroke coordinator.

Before the San Francisco Giants took the field for a game on August 15 2015, more than 30 volunteers gathered at the park to distribute giveaways with the FAST stroke warning signs:

  • Face drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Time to call 911
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Mills-Peninsula volunteers and their families at the SF Giants “Strike Out Stroke” event

The volunteers handed out approximately 5,000 FAST message drink holders and about 10,000 FAST wallet cards and magnets.

“Everyone we talked to was very interested in learning about the signs and symptoms of stroke, and many people knew someone affected by stroke,” Im says. “Thanks again to all who volunteered.”

Strike Out Stroke is the national stroke awareness effort designed to save lives and reduce the affects of stroke. Through major and minor league baseball events around the country, Strike Out Stroke helps educate people in the U.S on the warning signs of stroke.

Stroke warning signs include sudden weakness in the limbs on one side of the body, facial droop, loss of vision, slurred speech, inability to walk or a severe headache. If you or someone else has any one of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.

See these tips to lower your stroke risk on our blog.

About Mills-Peninsula Stroke Program

In 2015, for the fifth year in a row, Mills-Peninsula Health Services received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Gold Plus award for high-quality stroke care. The award recognizes Mills-Peninsula for treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association standards of care for at least two consecutive years and achieving 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight stroke quality measures in the Get With The Guidelines program. Learn about the Mills-Peninsula Stroke Center.