About us

About us


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


Over 9,500 strokes are experienced each year – that’s one every 55 minutes. The number of people experiencing stroke will rise by 40% over the next decade.

The Stroke Foundation is the national charity in New Zealand solely dedicated to the prevention of and recovery from stroke.

For over 40 years, we have actively promoted ways to avoid stroke and dedicated ourselves to working closely with stroke survivors, their family / whānau and carers.

Our 28 Community Stroke Advisors (CSAs) responded to 5,500 stroke survivors in the last 12 months, providing them with free critical services to achieve the best possible outcomes for recovery.

Over 75% of strokes are preventable, so we continue to deliver our vital awareness campaigns and health promotion programmes which are critical to saving thousands of lives.




We work to prevent stroke, improve outcomes, and save lives.



With your help we’re committed to creating a New Zealand where:

significant steps are taken to reduce the number of strokes

everyone understands and responds to key risk factors

and anyone affected by stroke is supported and empowered.



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Please help us today

Stroke devastates lives. 
Help us rebuild the lives of New Zealanders who experience the impact of stroke. Together, we can give them hope.