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According to the American Stroke Association “stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain [and] occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens , part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die ,” (2017).
The fact of the matter is approximately 80% of strokes are preventable. Staying active and paying attention to your sodium intake are small measures that lead to huge milestones in combatting and preventing against strokes.
We want those in our community to live healthy lives; which is why we are making a pledge to lead in the cause of stroke education, prevention and awareness.

“About Stroke.” About Stroke. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
“Stroke Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 Dec. 2016. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.
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