9th Annual Fight Stroke Walk – Postponed
Due to the COVID – 19 virus and the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department’s shelter in place order, the 9th Annual Fight Stroke Walk has been postponed.
You can still register for the Fight Stroke Walk. Please stay tuned for a soon to be determined Sunday date in early Fall 2020.
On Sunday May 3rd, 2020, the Stroke Awareness Foundation (SAF) will host its 9th Annual Fight Stroke Walk at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. For nearly a decade, this 5K Walk has been bringing together stroke survivors, caregivers and those touched by stroke to walk side by side, inspire, educate and raise awareness to the #1 disabler in the USA – Stroke.
Walk with us in support of the fight against stoke, celebrate with stroke survivors, the stroke care community and the loved ones of those lost to stroke. We’ll celebrate the courage of stroke survivors, their families, as well as remember those who are no longer with us.
Since 2012, your participation in the Fight Stroke Walk has helped raise over $1,260,000 designated to improve stroke outcomes right here in Santa Clara County via a targeted Public Awareness Campaign producing measurable results. Over the years, we’ve hosted over 4,500 walkers, and more than 80 sponsors last year alone, who helped bring to attention the signs and symptoms of stroke and most of all what to do in the event of a stroke emergency to produce a more positive outcome for the stroke victim.
Check-In: 9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Walk: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Live Music: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m Enjoy a Picnic Lunch in the Blooming Rose Gardens
Your Registration Includes:
A Fight Stroke Walk T-Shirt
Free Face Painting and Live Music from HMQ Band
Red or White Balloon to celebrate stroke survivors and to honor loved ones lost to stroke
Build a Team
When you register for the Fight Stroke Walk, you have the opportunity to create your own Fight Stroke Walk Team. A Team Captain may create and enter a “Team Name” when registering. The rest of the team chooses this team name from the drop down menu when they register.
The biggest Teams will be recognized on May 3rd during the Opening Ceremony.
Become a VIP Sponsor
Become a Fight Stroke Walk Sponsor and be branded with a community event that benefits stroke education and helps improve stroke outcomes in Santa Clara County. Sponsors receive VIP benefits such as a catered lunch and website and t-shirt branding. Sponsorship starts at the $500 silver level. For more information on becoming a sponsor visit: https://www.strokeinfo.org/stroke-walk-sponsorship/
A Message From Our Board Of Directors
Dear Friend of SAF,
A remarkable team of sponsors and walkers has been assembled—and continues to grow—for the Stroke Awareness Foundation’s 9th Annual Fight Stroke Walk. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all our supporters—in particular our current sponsors shown on the attached page. Thank YOU!
Due to Covid-19 and the current state of affairs associated therewith, the SAF Board of Directors believes it best to postpone the Fight Stroke Walk from May 3, 2020 to a yet to be determined date in the early Fall, 2020. When secured, you’ll be immediately informed.
Over the past 8 years, the Fight Stroke Walk has become a beautiful, enjoyable and informative annual event that brings together our community to celebrate Stroke survivors and to honor loved ones no longer with us. This event serves members of our community from all walks of life transcending superficial boundaries with an express focus on Stroke awareness and education in an effort to save lives and functionality of lives due to Stroke.
Beyond the very challenging impact of Covid-19, Stroke will continue in our community serving to kill and negatively impact our citizens—our loved ones—in a robust way. Knowing this—the Stroke Awareness Foundation is committed to continue our educational, awareness and advocacy efforts to minimize loss of life as Stroke remains the 5th leading cause of death and the #1 disabler in San Jose, Santa Clara County and across the United States of America.
Between now and our soon-to-be-rescheduled Fight Stroke Walk, it is critically important that you and your families remain safe and healthy. For both our mental balance and physical fitness, we encourage you to find time to enjoy some fresh air while following guidelines provided by https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/Pages/phd.aspx. Perhaps you might consider Sunday, May 3rd for a brisk walk around your neighborhood, local park or school track and think of SAF. We’ll certainly be thinking of you! In the meanwhile, please take care of yourself and we wish you nothing but our best.
Thank you, again, for your support.
Stroke Awareness Foundation Board of Directors
Thank you to our 2020 Fight Stroke Walk Spnsors
2019 Fight Stroke Walk Photos