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Stroke Awareness Day

Presented by Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens at Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park FL

Sep 21 2016
Stroke Awareness Day

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Health screenings in Capen House

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Sculpture garden tour of Polasek’s “post- stroke” works

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Panel discussion in Capen House

In collaboration with local stroke advocacy groups, the Polasek hosts its First Annual Stroke Awareness Day. Come early, beginning at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, and take advantage of simple, non-invasive, affordable, accurate Vascular Health Screenings onsite, at the Polasek, with Life Line Screening’s professional Ultrasound Medical Team.  They will be using state-of-the-art Doppler Ultrasound Technology to scan the arteries. Did you know that according to the National Stroke Association, 80% of strokes can be prevented, yet, 4 out of 5 people never show an advanced warning sign prior to having a stroke? This is why it is so important to have a preventive screening of your arteries.  Plaque build-up in the arteries (Atherosclerosis) is the number ONE cause of stroke.  Find out if you or those you love, are at risk of stroke, with this dramatically discounted Screening package of only $139.  The Stroke Screening package includes 4 Vascular Screenings: Ultrasound Screenings of the Carotid Arteries/Plaque Screening, Heart Rhythm Screening (EKG to check for Atrial Fibrillation), Ultrasound of the abdomen (screens for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm), PAD (Peripheral Arterial disease screening).  Pre-registration is necessary for an appointment by calling Life Line Screening at: 1-888-653-6450.  You will receive a full health report directly from a Board Certified Vascular Physician, explaining your risk factors from these Screenings.  Life Line Screening encourages you to review your Screening results with your own Doctor, if follow up care may be needed.  Preventive Screenings save lives!


Then, at 6:00 pm join museum curator Rachel Frisby in the Gardens, as she gives you a free sculpture tour of Mr. Polasek’s work that he created AFTER he suffered a debilitating stroke, which left him paralyzed and wheelchair-bound.  He nevertheless, went on to create award-winning and powerful works of art. You will be truly inspired by the Polasek story as you see the art firsthand. Meet on the circular driveway near the monumental limestone sculpture of Man Carving His Own Destiny in front of the Polasek Museum entrance. Then, promptly at 7:00 pm we’ll begin a special stroke awareness presentation and panel located in the Historic Capen House, with expert panelists from our local hospital neurology departments, Dr. Janet Whiteside, Director of UCF’s Aphasia House, and a motivational stroke-survivor/advocate and Founder of Bcenter – Beyond Stroke, Valerie Greene. This will be an informal discussion of issues that are affecting our community NOW and a great opportunity to ask questions during our Q&A portion of the evening. Topics for discussion will address the urgent needs within the community, hear stroke survivor stories, and what the future holds for those affected by stroke, especially the rise of incidents of “young stroke.”  Be proactive about your own health and join us at the Polasek–your source for healing and inspirational art. As seating is limited we ask that you pre-register to ensure a seat at


FREE Sculpture Garden Tour and Panel Presentation (6pm-8pm)

Register for discounted Health Screenings (9am-5pm)

Contact: (407) 647-6294

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Additional time info:

9:00 am-5pm health screenings in Capen House, 6:00-6:30 pm sculpture garden tour, and 7:00 pm panel presentation in Capen House

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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