The Stroke Foundation needs your help to find the unsung heroes in the Wyndham community who are making the future brighter for people with stroke.
Nominations are open for the foundation’s 2022 national Stroke Awards.
The awards recognise a wide range of people, including survivors of stroke, family members, carers, volunteers, fundraisers, researchers, and health professionals.
There are seven award categories this year including a new accolade, the Stroke Warrior Award.
This new award is open to inspirational children who have taken the initiative to raise awareness of stroke, or who are simply inspirational champions in their own recovery or through supporting a stroke-impacted family member.
Stroke Foundation acting chief executive Mark Karlovic said the Stroke Awards were a highlight on the annual Stroke Foundation calendar.
“There are so many incredible individuals across the country who have demonstrated courage, tenacity, passion and care to improve lives for people with stroke,” Mr Karlovic said.
“We are looking forward to hearing their incredible stories, so we need our wider community to get their nominations in.”
Nominations will close on Friday, February 11.
The winners will be announced at Stroke Awards ceremony in Melbourne during May.
The award categories include:
– Courage Award –Recognises the indomitable courage and hope shown by a survivor of stroke or carer in facing stroke recovery.
– Creative Award – Celebrates a survivor of stroke’s contribution to creative industries including writing, photography, music and fine art.
– Fundraiser of the Year Award– Recognises a fundraiser who has gone above and beyond to help raise awareness and funds for stroke in Australia.
– Improving Life after Stroke Award – Celebrates those who voluntarily dedicate their time to improving the care and support of
survivors of stroke in the community.
– Volunteer of the Year Award – Awarded to an outstanding volunteer whose dedicated service to stroke has made a significant difference.
– President’s Achievement Award – Recognises an exceptional individual who has made a significant contribution to reducing the impact of stroke in our community.