On Oct. 27th, Summit Health and the Tennis Club hosted the Strokes Prevent Strokes Tennis Tournament at The Tennis Club in Waynesboro to raise awareness for Stroke Prevention and World Stroke Day on Oct. 29th.
All proceeds benefited the Summit Health Stroke Survivor Support Group. Dr. Sanjay Dhar, Janora Hovetter, RN and Clinical Educator, Chris Parker, Occupational Therapist, and retired Waynesboro Hospital Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. Bruce Foster provided education on stroke risk factors, prevention strategies, and the importance of calling 9-1-1 quickly if someone is showing signs of a stroke.
Bill Wissinger, Owner and Managing Director of Tennis at the Tennis Club, was excited to work with Summit Health on this project and bring awareness to stroke prevention. With his partnership and passion for the tournament spreading across the community, 16 individuals signed up to participate in the event, with prizes awarded to the winners.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about stroke prevention and how to respond to a stroke by visiting www.summithealth.org/PreventStroke.