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Stroke is New Zealand’s second single biggest killer and the leading cause of serious adult disability.

The Stroke Foundation is the only national charity in New Zealand focused on the prevention of and recovery from stroke.

For almost 40 years we have actively promoted ways to avoid stroke and dedicated ourselves to working closely with stroke survivors across the country.

New Zealanders' generosity will enable us to help thousands of stroke survivors this year; providing them with critical services to ensure the best possible outcomes - not just for themselves, but also their family/whanau and carers too.

Three quarters of strokes are preventable, so we will continue our vital awareness campaigns and health promotion programmes - saving thousands of lives.

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Key Stats


New Zealanders have a stroke each year - one every hour.


The estimated number of stroke survivors living in New Zealand.


New stroke survivors each month.


Projected increase of stroke survivors in the next decade.


Kiwis die of stroke each year - more deaths than breast or prostate cancer.


Of strokes are preventable.