CHASA Wins RAISE Award From National Stroke Association

The RAISE Awards, which is a national program that recognizes individuals and groups for taking stroke awareness activities to new heights, were handed out at a ceremony held Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Downtown Denver Aquarium in Denver, Colorado. CHASA Board President Jana Smoot White, and Vice President Julie Ring, accepted the award on behalf of CHASA's 5,000 families.

"For 16 years, CHASA has been dedicated to raising awareness and providing support for families affected by hemiplegia and pediatric stroke. To be recognized for the work that our families do is an honor," said Jana Smoot White, mother of a 5-year-old perinatal stroke survivor. "This award is for all of our CHASA families. We believe there is nothing more powerful than a family with a message, and our messages are being heard loud and clear," added Julie Ring, mother of a 5-year-old perinatal stroke survivor.