Teaming up to Strike Out Stroke!

We’re proud of five years of community collaboration with “Strike Out Stroke” at Neuroscience Group Field.

Teaming up to Strike Out Stroke!

Join us for our 5th annual “Strike Out Stroke” event at Neuroscience Group Field.

 

 

5th Anniversary of Strike Out Stroke

2014-2018

 

Strike Out Stroke is a community outreach event to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke. Neuroscience Group began this initiative in 2014 and has since partnered with area health systems to make a bigger impact on the brain health of the Fox Cities.

Ascension, ThedaCare, Gold Cross Ambulance and the American Heart Association became involved in 2015 and the groups have continued to grow the event each year to help local residents reach the hospital sooner when they think they might be experiencing the signs of a stroke and to get the help they need.

5th Anniversary of Strike Out Stroke

2014-2018

 

Strike Out Stroke is a community outreach event to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke. Neuroscience Group began this initiative in 2014 and has since partnered with area health systems to make a bigger impact on the brain health of the Fox Cities.

Ascension, ThedaCare, Gold Cross Ambulance and the American Heart Association became involved in 2015 and the groups have continued to grow the event each year to help local residents reach the hospital sooner when they think they might be experiencing the signs of a stroke and to get the help they need.

5th Annual Strike Out Stroke was held Neuroscience Group Field on Friday, June 29th, 2018

The Fifth Annual Strike Out Stroke event at Neuroscience Group Field was held on Friday, June 29th, 2018

Our continued effort of teaching the community about the signs and symptoms of stroke happened on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Neuroscience Group Field as we turned the stadium into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

The first 1,000 fans received a pair of Harry Potter themed socks presented by Neuroscience Group. The characters and butter beer set the scene again this year. An 8 foot tall Hagrid character was definitely a highlight for photo ops. All the characters carried BE FAST messaging signs to underscore our educational initiative.  New this year was a special green screen photo booth opportunity. Theda Star was unable to deliver the game ball due to high winds but two area stroke survivors were highlighted during the game. Our goal is the same every year: teach our community about the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of going to the hospital with initial onset of symptoms.

Strike Out Stroke Through the Years

2014

Strike Out Stroke began in 2014 with a visit from MEGA Brain—the world’s only portable, inflatable, walk-through brain exhibit. Neuroscience Group hosted blood pressure screenings, Timber Rattler players, and the Fox Crossing Fire department for the morning. The MEGA Brain made its appearance in the lobby of the clinic as it was a rainy day! That evening stroke survivors, Joe and Shannon shared their stories with the crowd at the Timber Rattler game while MEGA Brain also did its part to educate.

Hear Joe’s Story: A Stroke Survivor Tells Their Story

Hear Shannon’s Story: A Stroke Survivor Tells Their Story

Scroll through photos from our 2014 Strike Out Stroke event!

Scroll through photos from our 2015 Strike Out Stroke event!

2015

In year two of Strike Out Stroke, Neuroscience Group and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers gained several partners: Affinity Health System, ThedaClark Stroke Center, Gold Cross Ambulance, and the American Heart and Stroke Association.

We brought MEGA Brain to the Appleton Farmer’s market to reach more people. This year a stroke survivor from each hospital system shared their experience and was recognized on field by the team. Another addition was Theda Star delivering the game ball.

MEGA Brain Gets Set Up: Strike Out Stroke Time Lapse of MEGA Brain

Can YOU spot a stroke?: Watch this video to learn how!

2016

A new thematic twist was added to the Strike Out Stroke event in 2016: Harry Potter! Harry Potter themed activities were used to draw attendance at the game to increase our educational reach. Fans could play Quidditch Strike Out Stroke style by using their nondominant hand which would mimic one of the possible side effects of a stroke. A DJ played Harry Potter music, butter beer samples and live owls all added to the excitement.

The main focus of the event is always education so fans were asked to download a stroke app on their phones and two brave survivors shared how stroke changed their lives.

Hear Greg’s Story: A Stroke Survivor Tells Their Story

Hear Toni’s Story: A Stroke Survivor Tells Their Story

Scroll through photos from our 2016 Strike Out Stroke event!

Scroll through photos from our 2017 Strike Out Stroke event!

2017

Harry Potter would be the theme again for Strike Out Stroke 2017. Fans were encouraged to learn about the signs and symptoms of stroke by interacting with costumed Harry Potter characters holding stroke messaging signage. If a fan filled their punch card by getting photos with all the characters, they were entered in a drawing to win a Fitbit or a pair of Beats headphones. Of course, everyone loved seeing the live owls and sampling the butter beer. Our focus is always education, so two stroke survivors shared their stories on the field.

Ellen’s Story: Hear Ellen’s stroke story

Jane’s Story: Learn about how Jane’s life has changed after her stroke