Stroke prevention – The power is Yours

Stroke prevention – the power is Yours

3rd September 2018

Blue Cross Pharmacy is encouraging the people of Kingsgrove to take steps to reduce their stroke risk this National Stroke Week (September 3-9).

Blue Cross Pharmacy is set to run Free Stroke Foundation Health Checks as part of the Stroke Foundation’s annual stroke awareness campaign.

The theme for National Stroke Week 2018 is ‘every step counts towards a healthy life’, everyone is urged to discover how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their daily routines to make a difference to their stroke risk.

These include eating a healthy balanced diet, reducing salt consumption, drinking plenty of water, staying active, moderating alcohol intake, quitting smoking and steering clear of sugary drinks.

Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sharon McGowan said stroke was a devastating disease attacking the brain – the human control centre. Ms McGowan said it could strike in an instant changing the lives of those impacted and their loved ones forever.

“Stroke can impact anyone of any age, but the good news is more than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by making sensible lifestyle choices and managing blood pressure,” Ms McGowan said.

Staying motivated can be a challenge, but sticking to healthy habits is so important for you and your loved ones.

Stroke Foundation’s National Stroke Week will run from September 3-9. More than 2300 activities will be held throughout Australia including information stalls, morning teas, talks from stroke survivors, health checks, personal or team challenges, and fundraising.

To find out more or to register your activity visit

To make an appointment for you Free Stroke Foundation Health Check go to