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Saving Strokes provides stroke rehabilitation therapy through golf

Another great Salt Lake City Saving Strokes event is on the books! Thanks to a Together to End Stroke cause sponsorship with University of Utah Health, 30 survivors and caregivers joined eight golf professionals at Nibley Park Golf Course for a day of therapy, golfing and fun. Outstanding volunteer engagement included FOX13 sportscaster Morgan Vance as the event emcee, University [...]

Saving Strokes on par in Tucson

Great work out of our Tucson Division with over 40 golfers, volunteers and staff coming together for therapy, sunshine and fun. Saving Strokes is our popular rehabilitation through golf program, and has become a favorite among Tucson volunteers. Golf is a wonderful alternative therapy for stroke survivors. Local sponsors HealthSouth Rehab Hospital and HealthSouth Rehab Institute were thrilled with participant feedback and results – and are [...]

University of Utah Health Care champions stroke awareness

Since January 2015, University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) has partnered with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association on our Together to End Stroke initiatives. UUHC understands that change starts with us, so we began our campaign on campus: Placing table toppers in the hospital cafeteria that list the signs of stroke and placing volunteers at tables near the cafeteria [...]

Saving Strokes and reclaiming lives

Despite the rainy weather, more than 50 people joined the Saving Strokes Golf Clinic in Provo, Utah. Six Brigham Young University golf team members donated their time and talents to work one-on-one with stroke survivors, cheering them on as they chipped a hole-in-one or deftly drove the ball across the range. The event also included a vendor expo with booths [...]

Meet Tim Gamble – Utah’s inspiring volunteer

Our Utah division sends word of a young stroke survivor named Tim Gamble who is inspiring everyone with his dedication to AHA/ASA. Tim first participated in Saving Strokes and then jumped at the opportunity to become a volunteer – a very active volunteer now working in the Salt Lake City office. He suffered a stroke two years ago while on [...]

Springtime is a great time for Saving Strokes

It’s spring! In our ten beautifully diverse states that can mean anything from a high of 45 degrees in Fairbanks – to 105 in Phoenix. One thing that many of our states do have in common this time of year? Saving Strokes. Recently, some 40 stroke survivors in all stages of recovery and caregivers gathered at the Coachella Valley Saving [...]

World Stroke Organization Awards AHA/ASA First Place

You may have read about it on the national blog – the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association earned the World Stroke Organization’s “Gold Award” (first place) for our World Stroke Day campaign! And, with American Stroke Month right around the corner in May, I thought it would be a good time to remind ourselves about some of the incredible stroke [...]

Sun and golf – in November?

Parts of the affiliate may well be digging out of the snow – but thanks to the diverse geography of our ten states, there is sun and golf this time of year, too. In fact, the weather was perfect and attendance nearly doubled attendance over last year at Saving Strokes in Orange County, CA, this week. There were 24 survivors, [...]

Saving Strokes Is Why

Did you know that Saving Strokes, our stroke rehabilitation through golf program, began right here in the Western States Affiliate? This program proves that disabilities do not need to keep survivors from learning or returning to the game of golf. Hundreds of stroke survivors have benefited from it since it began in 2001. I am so proud of the fact [...]