We work to prevent stroke, improve outcomes and save lives.
Stroke is New Zealands second single biggest killer and the leading cause of serious adult disability. Approximately 9,000 Kiwis have a stroke each year - that’s one every hour! - and research shows us that within the next decade this is projected to rise by 40%.
82% of funds needed to operate the Stroke Foundation come from fundraising, so it’s a direct result of your support that we're able to make an incredible difference to the lives of those affected by stroke, as well as the health and well-being of all New Zealanders.
By fundraising for the Stroke Foundation, you're supporting our vital Community Stroke Advisor service which helps over 5,500 stroke survivors, and their family/whānau, each year. You’re also supporting our life-saving health promotion activity, including our Big Blood Pressure Check which offers tens of thousands of New Zealanders free blood pressure checks every year.
There are lots of different ways that you can fundraise for us. You could:
tackle a sporting activity
host an event
take on a challenge
give something up
organise a bake sale
or celebrate an occasion
Get as creative as you like! And then ask family, friends and work colleagues to support you and donate to a cause that’s important to you.
Support our current events
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays: Support our team of runners at Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2020.
Wellington Round the Bays: Support our team of runners at Wellington Round the Bays 2020.
Organise your own event
Thanks for your support. Together we can fight stroke.