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Stroke across America: August 13

The Speech-Language Pathology Department’s Stroke and Hope Aphasia Support Group is a proud ally of Stroke across America, a national community bike ride to raise awareness for the support and prevention of stroke. The Buffalo community event will take place Saturday, August 13, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Larkin Square Boardwalk area, 745 Seneca Street.

More than 800,000 people in the United States—13.7 million worldwide—experience a stroke each year. Only 38 percent of people know the warning signs of stroke; Western New York has one of the highest mortality rates for stroke in New York State. Aphasia, a communication disorder that affects about a third of people who have a stroke, impairs a person’s ability to process language. It affects over 2 million people in the U.S., putting it on a par with multiple sclerosis.

Please help raise awareness of these two debilitating illnesses by supporting the Stroke across America community event in Buffalo. Contact Deborah Insalaco, associate professor of speech-language pathology, for more information.

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