Eighty percent of strokes are preventable. That means the vast majority of stroke deaths and disabilities never had to happen. It’s a missed opportunity that we can turn around together.

When it comes to spotting stroke and getting help, the faster, the better. That’s because prompt treatment may make the difference between life and death — or the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability. If you already know how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T., American Stroke Month is your chance to teach others.

How many more lives could be saved if everyone who knows how to spot a stroke passes the knowledge along to others?

St. Cloud Regional Medical Center is encouraging the community to become knowledgeable about stroke and that it is largely treatable. The key is getting immediate, appropriate treatment. That begins with knowing the F.A.S.T. warning signs and passing the knowledge along to as many people as possible… and you can help.