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'Strike Out Stroke'
'Strike Out Stroke'
“Strike Out Stroke” at Travelers Game To Raise Awareness, Honor Stroke Survivors


WHAT:           A helicopter and stroke survivors and their doctors will take part in ceremonies tonight before the Arkansas Travelers face the Springfield Cardinals at Dickey-Stephens Park.


The second annual event by AR SAVES (Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support), highlights the use of a high-speed video communications system to help provide immediate, life-saving treatments to stroke patients 24 hours a day at  hospitals across the state.


To raise awareness about the benefits of seeking immediate treatment, a helicopter will bring UAMS’ Nicholas Bianchi, M.D., to the field to deliver the ball for the ceremonial first pitch. He will be met by several Arkansas stroke survivors. The survivors will deliver the ball to UAMS’ Curtis Lowery, M.D., who will throw the pitch.


AR SAVES is a partnership of the UAMS Center for Distance Health, the state Department of Human Services, Sparks Regional Health System in Fort Smith, and 36 other Arkansas hospitals.



WHO:             Curtis Lowery, M.D., director of the UAMS Center for Distance Health

                        Nicolas Bianchi, M.D., AR SAVES medical director

                        Stroke survivors


WHEN:           6:45 p.m.

                        Monday, May 14, 2012


WHERE:         Dickey-Stephens Park

                        Little Rock