Making the Stroke Connection Annual Stroke Awards

Updated:Feb 12,2014

Making the Stroke Connection
The American Stroke Association realizes the importance of recognizing individuals that help further our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. These awards are presented annually in Massachusetts at the Heart of Our Mission Awards event in October. 

Nominations are being accepted for the following two awards – complete the nomination form online.
 
The deadline for submitting your nomination is August 20, 2013.
 
If you have any questions about the Making the Stroke Connection Awards please contact Aleah Graziano at aleah.graziano@heart.org.

The Leonard J. Zion Family Stroke Survivor Award 
Criteria Include:
  • Candidate can be an individual or family who has experienced a stroke
  • Candidate has made important and lasting contributions to community awareness and the fight against stroke by speaking to community members, volunteering at local hospitals, or volunteering with the American Stroke Association on any stroke initiative
  • Candidate must demonstrate dedication to reducing disability and death from stroke by advocating for stroke research funding or educating individuals on the warning signs of stroke

Deborah C. Enos, Chair, Greater Boston Board of Directors; Lisa Deck, 2012 The Leonard J. Zion Family Stroke Survivor Award recipient; and Malissa J. Wood, MD, President, Greater Boston Board of Directors
The Healthcare Professional Award
Criteria Include:
  • Candidate is an individual in the healthcare field focusing on stroke
  • Candidate will have made significant contributions to improving the lives of stroke patients and their caregivers
  • Candidate influences colleagues and healthcare professionals in the area of stroke

Deborah C. Enos, Chair, Greater Boston Board of Directors; Judith Welch Clark, RN, 2012 Healthcare Professional Award Recipient; and Malissa J. Wood, MD, President, Greater Boston Board of Directors


Past Award Recipients
 
Past recipients of The Leonard J. Zion Family Stroke Survivor Award:
Leonard J. Zion Family Award, formerly the Stroke Survivor/Caregiver Award, was renamed in 2006 after the passing of award nominee Leonard Zion.

2012       Lisa Deck
2011       Thomas Flynn
2010       Katie Jerdee
2009       Maggie Fermental, BSN, RN
2008       Paul and Judy Dane
2007       Jane Stachowiak
 
Past recipients of the Stroke Survivor & Caregiver Award:

2006       Tom Gilbert, MD
2005       Grant Finkel
2004       Barbara Levy
2003       The Collins Family
2002       Sherry Feibel
2001       Richard DiFrummalo & Donald Winter

Past recipients of the Healthcare Professional Award:

2012       Judith Welch Clark, RN
2011       Karen Halfon, OTR/L
2010       Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP