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Ashland, KY. - Baseball fans, parents and the public will be asked to help Strike Out Stroke at the Boyd County High School-Greenup County High School baseball game on May 8.
Sponsored by King’s Daughters Center for Advanced NeuroMedicine, Strike Out Stroke, is a community education initiative designed to increase awareness of stroke, its signs and symptoms, and ways to prevent it.
Stroke survivors are encouraged to attend the game and will receive a specially designed Strike Out Stroke T-shirt to proclaim their survivorship. A stroke survivor will be chosen to throw out the first pitch of the game.
“Not so long ago, stroke survivorship was not so common,” said Polly Hunt, RN, stroke program coordinator for King’s Daughters. “Today, not only is surviving a stroke more common, but people are experiencing better outcomes because of increased awareness and technological advances.”
Still, she said, there is much the public doesn’t know about stroke. Throughout the game, announcers will share facts and figures about stroke with fans – whenever a player strikes out.
“It’s a fun way to reach parents, grandparents and kids with education about stroke,” Hunt said.
Stroke professionals will be on hand – at the King’s Daughters Strike Out Stroke tent – to answer questions and provide education on stroke. Free screenings for total cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure also will be available between 6 and 8 p.m. Appointments are not required.
“We are really excited to partner with Boyd and Greenup county high schools to raise public awareness about stroke,” Hunt said, “and we hope to make this a regular event not only in here, but throughout the area we serve.”
For more information about Strike out Stroke, please call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).

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