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World Stroke Day

Wednesday 29 October marks World Stroke Day and this year's theme highlights the impact of stroke on women.

To mark the occasion, we have put together a celebrity led video that highlights some key statistics around women and stroke, as well as the scale and impact of stroke amongst women.

  • 3 times as many women die of stroke compared to breast cancer in the UK
  • Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death amongst women in the UK
  • Around 30,000 women die of stroke each year in the UK

Find out more about women and stroke and the risk factors.

Find out about how stroke changes the lives of women

How-to videos
Women affected by stroke share tips and advice, including how to a change a nappy on a baby, cope with the emotional impact of stroke and apply make-up with one hand.

Celebrity support
Mel Giedroyc explains why this year's World Stroke Day is about celebrating the different ways women are conquering stroke and making the most of life.