Assess your stoke risk, get a free red hair streak at Providence Streaks for Stroke events

April 30, 2013
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 4
Washington Square Mall
Main level – in front of Nordstrom

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11
Clackamas Town Center
Lower level – east end

DETAILS: Are you at increased risk for stroke? Do you know the signs that you or someone else is having a stroke? Get the answers to these questions, plus a stylish, red hair streak at this year’s Streaks for Stroke events at local malls.

Experts from Providence Stroke Center will be on hand to help you assess your risk of having a stroke. The leading cause of stroke, high blood pressure, affects one in four adults – some 50 million people in the U.S. Providence experts will have tips on lowering blood pressure and reducing other stroke risk factors.

After you assess your stroke risk, show your support for stroke awareness by getting a red, clip-in hair extension courtesy of Robert’s of Portland and Phagans School of Hair Design hair stylists.

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. More than 90 percent of Americans don’t know the signs of a stroke. And every minute a stroke is left untreated, millions of brain cells are killed.

The “FAST” test is used to teach people to recognize the signs of a stroke:
F – FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the mouth or face droop?
A – ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Can one arm not be raised?
S – SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a sentence. Can he or she repeat it correctly without slurring the words?
T – TIME: If the person exhibits any problems with these, it's time to call for
emergency help.

For more information on stroke please visit the Providence Stroke Center website.