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How to get involved:

Steps for Stroke challenges you to increase your steps every day throughout the month of May. Registration fee is €15 in aid of Croí and all participants receive a snood on completion. 

  • Register via the button below. 
  • This is a fun challenge for everyone. 
  • Increase your steps daily for the month of May. 
  • You can take part as an individual or in a group. 
  • Track your steps via your smart phone, watch or pedometer.
  • Walk, Jog or Run!

The Facts

  • Each year 7,500 people in Ireland have a stroke
  • Almost 6,000 are admitted to hospitals
  • Almost 2,000 people die as a result
  • In 2020, over ¼ of these were people under the age of 65
  • Stroke is the leading cause of acquired disability and the third leading cause of death in Ireland
  • Over 30,000 people are living in the community with a disability as a result of stroke

Our Goal

By taking part in the Steps for Stroke challenge you will help Croí support stroke survivors, their caregivers, and families to overcome challenges by offering valuable support in their recovery. 

We want to build on our existing stroke support service and develop a unique resource for the West of Ireland as we recognise there is still a significant unmet need for more support for stroke survivors post-hospital discharge. We aim to support stroke survivors to live within their communities, to promote Independent living after a stroke and to eliminate isolation with an expansion of our day centre, available to both stroke survivors and their carers.

The aim is to ease the transition from hospital to home whilst supporting each person reach their full potential.

Your Health

We aim for this challenge to inspire individuals to embrace an active lifestyle! Physical activity helps to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke by lowering your blood pressure, increasing your ‘good’ cholesterol levels, helping you maintain a healthy weight and by keeping your heart healthy. 

One way to reduce your risk of stroke, is be active for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week, at a moderate intensity.

An activity of moderate intensity will increase your breathing and heart rate, such as a brisk walk.

You can also break up your activities into two 15-minute activities or three 10 minutes.

By doing your part, you will get the health benefits.

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