• Date/time: May 31st, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Venue: Richmond Convention Center
  • Phone: (804) 965-6529
  • Address: 403 N. 3rd Street, Richmond, VA, 23219
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Richmond Power to End Stroke® Jazz Night Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Free community event on May 31st offering stroke education, dinner and live jazz

WHO: Presented by the American Stroke Association’s Power to End Stroke campaign and Bon Secours Richmond Neuroscience Services

WHAT: Celebrating its 5th year, this free, annual event provides stroke education to the community about this largely preventable and treatable disease. Hosted by Miss Community Clovia, guests will enjoy live jazz performed by J. “Plunky” Branch, a heart-healthy dinner, engaging workshops, line dancing with Kemel Patton, one-on-one access to medical professionals from Bon Secours and raffles.

WHEN: Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

(Free parking at the Richmond Convention Center garage on 3rd Street)

HOW:     For more information and to register for the event, go to www.heart.org/RVAJazzNight or call (804) 965-6554. Space is limited, so register early!

WHY:  Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Each year, about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack. After years of decline, recent data shows that stroke mortality has climbed 3 percent. Considering that 80% of strokes are preventable, stroke rates could go down if more people were aware of and took steps to control their risk factors. High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor for stroke.

Besides being fatal, strokes can be physically devastating. They can lead to total or partial paralysis, inability to speak or comprehend, blindness and other forms of brain damage. Some survive a stroke unscathed, while others are affected but recover only after months or years of difficult rehabilitation. Many never fully recover.

About the American Stroke Association

The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke — the No. 2 cause of death in the world and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat stroke. The Dallas-based association was created in 1997 as a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit strokeassociation.org.

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