Essentia Health hosting walk and support group for stroke survivors

May 22, 2024  By: Caitlin Pallai

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On Wednesday, May 29, Essentia Health will hold a Stroke Walk in support of local stroke survivors. This complimentary event will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Rustad Recreation Center, located at 601 26th Ave. E. in West Fargo.

The walk is open to stroke survivors, their support network and staff that care for stroke patients. Walkers do not need to be patients of Essentia. If interested in attending, please email [email protected].

“With May being Stroke Awareness Month, our team looks forward to hosting this walk to celebrate our stroke survivors and supporters in a fun and active way while also highlighting stroke recognition and prevention,” explained Chelsey Kuznia, stroke program manager at Essentia Health-Fargo.

For those unable to attend, a Stroke Support Group is available the following month, from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, in Conference Room LLH253 at Essentia Health-Fargo, located at 3000 32nd Ave. S.

Held the last Thursday of every month, this support group is open to stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. It is designed to provide support, education and encouragement from others that have experienced similar life-changing events.

If interested in attending, or for questions, please call (701) 364-4509 or email [email protected]. A virtual attendance option is available.

Essentia Health-Fargo has been recertified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare USA Inc., reflecting the highest level of competency for treatment of serious stroke events.

This certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association and demonstrates Essentia’s commitment to the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education.

Learn more about risk factors and symptoms of stroke and available stroke care at

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