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26/10/2020

Council will Light up Civic Buildings Purple for World Stroke Day 2020

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will light up its three civic buildings purple on Wednesday 28 October, the eve of World Stroke Day.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will light up its three civic buildings purple on Wednesday 28 October, the eve of World Stroke Day. A stroke can happen to anyone, at anytime and anywhere. Today stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death, but almost all strokes could be prevented.
 
One in 4 adults will have a stroke, but being active helps to reduce the risk. This year the Stroke Association are asking people to Join the MoveMent and be a part of the world’s biggest dance chain on #WorldStrokeDay on October 29.
 
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Cllr Jim Montgomery said;

“I am pleased that the Council are showing their support for World Stroke Day. This year 14.5 million people across the world will have a stroke. A stroke can happen to anyone at any time however by making a few changes to your lifestyle you can reduce your risk of having a stroke. I would encourage the public to get behind this year’s campaign and help raise awareness of World Stroke Day”.

 
If you would like to take part or find out more details please visit https://www.world-stroke.org/world-stroke-day-campaign/world-stroke-day
 

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