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Do you know an unsung hero making a difference for the stroke community?

The Stroke Foundation has recently launched the 2018 Stroke Awards. 

Do you know one of the thousands of unsung heroes working tirelessly to make a difference for the stroke community? With more than 475,000 people currently living with stroke in Australia we know there are many remarkable stories of resilience, dedication and commitment that deserve to be celebrated.

The 2018 Stroke Awards are a way of thanking the incredible survivors, carers, healthcare workers and volunteers who every day go above and beyond to make things better for Australians impacted by stroke.


Improving Life After Stroke Award 
This award celebrates those who voluntarily dedicate their time to improving the care and support of stroke survivors in the community. This category is open to stroke survivors, carers, and volunteers who are making a big difference to the lives of survivors and raising awareness of their needs. See profiles of previous recipient and nominees.

Volunteer of the Year Award – (new award) Proudly sponsored by NAB

The Stroke Awards, Volunteer of the Year Award has been created to recognise those outstanding volunteers whose dedicated service has made a significant difference.

Creative Award – Proudly sponsored by Marmalade Melbourne 
This category aims to celebrate stroke survivors’ contribution to creative industries, including writing, photography, music and fine art. The award is open to stroke survivors in the community who are actively pursuing creative achievements. The only requirements to apply for this award are that you are a stroke survivor and you have a specific creative project to share. See profiles of previous recipient and nominees .

Fundraiser of the Year Award – Proudly sponsored by Precision Mail
This award aims to recognise a fundraiser who has gone above and beyond to help raise awareness and funds for stroke in Australia. It is open to individuals who have fundraised for the Stroke Foundation. See profiles of previous recipient and nominees.

Courage Award – Proudly sponsored by Australian Physiotherapy Association 
Recovering from stroke can be an uphill battle. The Courage Award recognises the indomitable courage and hope shown by survivors and carers in facing stroke recovery. This category is open to survivors and carers and celebrates individual recovery and resilience. See profiles of previous recipient and nominees

President’s Achievement Award (new award)  
The President’s Achievement Award acknowledges exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution to Stroke Foundation including:

  • Volunteers who have made a significant contribution over a long period.
  • Individuals from corporate partners who have played a major role in developing a valuable partnership with Stroke Foundation.
  • Clinicians and/or researchers who have made a significant contribution to stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.
  • Individuals who have played a key role promoting Stroke Foundation programs or activities.

Applicants can nominate themselves or others. Nominations close on Friday 16 February 2018.

Got a question? Visit the Stroke Foundation website and check out the frequently asked question section for help on making a nomination for the Stroke Awards.