BENEFITING: Rhode Island Hospital
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
The Rhode Island Hospital Stroke Camp is dedicated to provide a day of relaxation and enjoyment for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Participants can join in karaoke, watch performances by a magician and entertainer, create art projects, pot new plants, play board and outdoor games, and more. Many volunteers donate their time to make this day special. The first year was very well received by participants, some of whom indicated this one of the year's highlights. Donations help pay for food and supplies.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious long-term disability. One-quarter of victims are under the age of 65 and includes children.
In my practice as a stroke neurologist, I see patients who suffer physical and cognitive challenges as a result of stroke. Their daily perseverance and that of their caregivers inspires me on my one day journey through the Hawaii Ironman.
Thank you for contributing to this cause.