Stroke Awards 2014

Some of last year's winners at the Stroke Awards: Clara Le Blanc (4) and Jack Hersee (8), who both won the Children's Courage Award; Grace Manning (13) who won the Act F.A.S.T. Award; and Alan Gleeson (21), who won the Young Person's Courage Award. Pic: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Some of last year’s winners at the Stroke Awards: Clara Le Blanc (4) and Jack Hersee (8), who both won the Children’s Courage Award; Grace Manning (13) who won the Act F.A.S.T. Award; and Alan Gleeson (21), who won the Young Person’s Courage Award.
Pic: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Time is running out to make your nomination for the Irish Heart Foundation’s Stroke Awards 2014.

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, the fifth national Stroke Awards aim to recognise the bravery of stroke survivors, their families and their carers, and they are currently asking the public for their nominations of people who have displayed extraordinary courage in their recovery, of those who have provided exceptional care for those affected by stroke, or of those who have helped to raise awareness around the condition.

10,000 people in Ireland suffer a stroke every year, with an estimated 30,000 living with disabilities as a result of having a stroke. The Irish Heart Foundation works to fight heart disease and stroke through endeavours such as raising awareness, supporting patients and co-ordinating training of medics and the public.

The categories in which you can nominate are: Young People’s Bravery Awards, Adult Bravery Awards, Carer’s Award, the Boehringer Ingelheim Stroke Champion Award and the Act F.A.S.T. Award. You can watch videos telling the stories of last year’s winners on the Irish Heart Foundation’s YouTube channel.

Hosted by Marty Whelan, the Awards will be held in December, but nominations close this Friday, 19th September. You can make your nomination here.

By Aimée Mac Leod

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