Aug 25
Molong Residents Encouraged To Challenge Stroke In Bike-a-thon

Health One Molong is calling on Molong residents to ‘Challenge Stroke’ on Monday, 14 September by getting involved with their Ride-a-thon in Bank Street as part of National Stroke Week (14 – 18 September 2015)

Two stationary spin bikes will be positioned off the rotunda in the main street of Molong, with the aim to have both bikes being ridden non-stop from 8am to 5pm.

Health One Molong’s Nicola Parr and Cheryn Johnson hope the Bike-a-thon will raise awareness of stroke within the community and encourage local residents to reduce their risk of stroke by becoming physically active.

“Shockingly, one in six of us will have a stroke in our lifetime so we want our community to join us this National Stroke Week in challenging stroke.’’ Nicolla said.

“This is a great opportunity, as a community, to come together to take action to stop stroke and challenge its impact.”

Molong residents are encouraged to nominate a colleague or a friend to ride for health, as well as to go down to the rotunda on the day to support the riders, or make a donation to the Stroke Foundation.

Community members will also have the opportunity to have their blood pressure checked and will be able to discuss how to reduce their risk of stroke on the day.

“Our message to the Molong community is to be healthy, be aware, be your best and Challenge Stroke this September. Take action to reduce your stroke risk, learn more about stroke and help raise stroke awareness in the community,” Nicola said.

Take the challenge this National Stroke Week and raise awareness of stroke. Contact Nicolla or Cheryn at Health One to either secure a time slot or nominate a rider for this event. Riders will be asked to donate $5 to participate; all donations on the day will go the National Stroke Foundation.

National Stroke Week is an annual event that aims to raise the awareness of stroke within the community and encourage Australians to take action to prevent stroke. More information is available at www.strokefoundation.com.au/how-you-can-help/stroke-week.

For further information contact Nicolla Parr or Cheryn Johnson on 6392 3422.