Stroke Awareness
The Stroke Awareness Campaign Day is usually held on the first Saturday of October and will once again be a coordinated effort from Stroke Foundation of New Zealand, Rotary, St John and Foodstuffs.
Aims of the campaign are:
  • To raise awareness about the relationship between high blood pressure and stroke
  • To encourage people to check their blood pressure regularly -"lower is better"
  • To disseminate information about stroke and stroke risk factors
  • To offer free BP checks to the public
Rotary's National Role:
  • National Rotary coordination
  • Appoint regional Rotary coordinators
  • Disseminate information to regional coordinators
Rotary's District role:
  • Allocate volunteers to participating supermarkets
  • Initiate contact with site owners
  • Make links with St John to set up site teams
  • Register each "nailed in" site with Stroke Foundation of New Zealand
On the day:
  • Manage data forms, handouts, "crowd pulling"
  • Return all data forms to National Stroke Office
District Chair
Ken Chandler (Hutt Valley)
PO Box 54 020, Mana, Wellington 5247
Res: 04 233 2999
Cell: 027 450 1259