Edison, NJ - The John F. Kennedy Medical Center Foundation will be hosting its first annual Stronger Than Stroke Awareness Walk at Roosevelt Park on October 14, from 10 am to 2 pm. Registration begins at 10 am, and the 1 mile walk will begin at 11 am.

The Stroke Walk intends to raise funds and educate residents on the impact stroke has on individuals and families. Residents can walk as part of a “team,” which can be formed online prior to the event. The event will also feature health screenings, prevention education display tables, and fun, family activities.

“Stroke is a silent killer. Please help us break this silence to save lives and prevent devastating disabilities. All proceeds would go to JFK Stroke & Neurovascular Center and used for supporting stroke survivors. Come make this family event a success and help us stomp out the menace of stroke” said Dr. Jawad Kirmani,  a neurologist from the JFK Medical Center. Residents will be able to donate money to the center, which has set a goal of $15,000. So far the facility has raised $10,875, or 72 percent of their goal. “All event proceeds will benefit JFK Medical Center’s Stroke and Neurovascular Center's efforts to provide stroke education to the community through support groups, seminars, screenings and health fairs,” said organizers.

For more information, or to register, click here