Paul George makes heartfelt plea for Americans to learn stroke warning signs

| April 23, 2015

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, in partnership with the Ad Council and pro bono agency The BAM Connection, have launched a new national public service advertising (PSA) campaign featuring NBA All-Star Paul George. George, a swingman for the Indiana Pacers, and his mom Paulette have teamed with the American Stroke Association and the Ad Council in public service announcements that teach the acronym F.A.S.T. for stroke warning sign recognition.

F.A.S.T. stands for:
F – Face Drooping
A – Arm Weakness
S – Speech Difficulty
T – Time to call 9-1-1

The PSAs make an emotional plea for Americans to learn F.A.S.T. and feature both George and his mother, Paulette, who suffered a devastating stroke when she was just 37 and he was six years old.

About the American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke — the No. 2 cause of death in the world and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat stroke. The Dallas-based association was created in 1997 as a division of the American Heart Association.

To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit

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