The Stroke Foundation is on a mission to find and celebrate inspirational Australians who are improving the lives of people affected by stroke.
Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sharon McGowan said the awards recognised stroke survivors, carers, volunteers, health professionals and researchers.
“The Stroke Awards are in their tenth year and I continue to be impressed and amazed by the calibre of the entries we receive,” Ms McGowan said.
“There are so many outstanding Australians whose selfless actions boost awareness of stroke, raise vital funds and advocate for a better future for stroke survivors and their families.”
More than 475,000 survivors live in Australia, and one stroke occurred every nine minutes, Ms McGowan said. Strokes could happen to people of all ages and the impact could be devastating.
Ms McGowan encouraged community members to nominate people in the following categories:
- Improving Life after Stroke Award - Awarded to those who voluntarily dedicate their time to improving the care and support of stroke survivors in the community.
- Creative Award – Celebrating a stroke survivor’s contribution to creative industries including writing, photography, music and fine art.
- Fundraiser of the Year Award – Recognises a fundraiser who has gone above and beyond to help raise awareness and funds for stroke in Australia.
- Courage Award – Recognises the courage and hope shown by survivors and carers in facing stroke recovery.
- Volunteer of the Year Award – Awarded to outstanding volunteers whose dedicated service has made a significant difference.
- President’s Achievement Award – Recognises the exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution.
Nominations close on Friday 15 February, with the winners to be announced at an awards ceremony in Melbourne in May.
Make a nomination here or contact the Stroke Foundation Awards Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.