Philadelphia

Pixs: The Dr. Howard Mazer Memorial Strides for Strokes 5K Run/Walk

On Sunday, June 8, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council held its 20th annual Strides for Stroke
5K Run/Walk. The event, fully planned by Jenna Communications, was an
overwhelming success. Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers participated and
helped raise awareness for stroke, the fourth
leading cause of death and number one cause of adult disability. Also,
we owe a big thank you to all our sponsors, including: Parx Casino,
Trader Joe’s, ShopRite, Modells, Yoga Garden, EMS Entertainment, KIND
Bars and J&J Snack Foods. See Strides for Stroke coverage on
NBC 10
 and 6abc.

 The Delaware Valley Stroke Council held their 20th annual Strides
for Stroke 5K Run/Walk last month at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The signs of someone having a stroke and what to do…
 
ACT F.A.S.T. 
FACE – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

ARMS – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

SPEECH – Ask the person to repeat a sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he/she repeat the sentence?

If the person shows any of these symptoms, TIME is critical.

Call 911. Get to a hospital now. Brain cells are dying.

 Two inspiration stroke survivors
 Survivors wore orange
 Green was for supporters

Toby Mazer, founder of Strides for Strokes with a survivor as she crossed the finish line.
The Delaware Valley Stroke Council is SO proud of stroke survivor Silvia Rotenbury for completing her very first #StridesforStroke! She has overcame so many obstacles and is doing great. Congrats Silvia!
 

  Toby Mazer with local news guy Joshua Crompton, overnight news desk CBS3, suffered a stroke at the age of 31 in April 2012, finishes the walk. Read about him here
 Helene Katz, and her family
 The plaques for the highest fundraising team
 Jillian Mele, NBC10 Philadelphia makes the announcements.

Coming up:

Delaware Valley Stroke Council at The Phillies
Please join us at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, July 22 when the Phillies host the San Francisco Giants at 7:05 p.m.