"Act FAST" Challenge58

Wherever we are, we know how to save a life.

The moustache is a symbol of the fight against prostate cancer, there is a yellow flower drawing attention to the dander of breast cancer and a red ribbon warning against HIV. We have created an appropriate symbol for stroke - a yellow emoticon with a dropped mouth side.

We started this challenge on World Stroke Day 2015. The title "Act FAST" urges people to react quickly and call an ambulance if they see a symptom of stroke (find more about symptoms of stroke here). Time is crucial. The sooner a patient gets to hospital the better the chances of a successful recovery. The symbol for stroke on balloons has crossed borders of The Czech Republic many times and has been photographed for example in Israel, Japan, Sweden, Italy or New York. JOIN THE CHALLENGE AS WELL!

 

Look where the balloon has already traveled!


 

How can you get involved to the campaign?

Just take a picture of yourself and our special "stroke" balloon (or just a balloon) anywhere interesting, famous, or your favourite place, and send the picture to us via Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please do not forget to note where the picture was taken, and add any other interesting information. We share all pictures on Facebook, Instagram and on our web sites. You can also share the pictures on your private profile. Please add the hashtag #actfast.

 

How can you get a balloon?

If you send us your personal address with your name via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we will send to your address 2 balloons back for free. We are looking forward to your "stroke balloon" pictures from all over the world! :)