Thursday, August 18, 2005

Coretta Scott King Suffers Stroke

CNN reports that Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has been hospitalized at Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital and is having trouble speaking after suffering a stroke.

According to the American Stroke Association, each year about 40,000 more women than men have strokes and black men and women are at almost twice the risk of white Americans for first-ever strokes. To combat this the Association has an educational campaign targeting African Americans, encouraging them to take a pledge to educate themselves and their church congregations on risk factors and prevention of stroke.

To pledge your donation to Stride Against Stroke, suporting Gaylord Hospital's stroke rehabilitation programs, please e-mail sullysstuff@gmail.com.

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