One half of all African-American women will die from stroke or heart disease.

National Stroke Association: 5/30/14

African-Americans are twice as likely to die from stroke as Caucasians. The rate of first strokes in African-Americans is almost double that of Caucasians, and strokes tend to occur earlier in life for African-Americans than Caucasians. Additionally, African-American stroke survivors are more likely to become disabled and experience difficulties with daily living and activities.

The statistics are staggering — in fact, African-Americans are more impacted by stroke than any other racial groups within the American population. Read More