What better way to get people talking about strokes, the health malady that will never be the most popular conversation topic, than to have make some strokes with a paint brush.
Monday night, the Kettering Health Network used the lure of painting to get people out for some education and conversation.
Stroke of Art, as the event was called, was a painting class at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek that offered an instructor-led session. Every participant received an easel, brushes, paints and apron along with a personalized, large, gallery-wrapped canvas painting.
"It's way to get people out to talk about stroke while we're all together," said Megan Smith, stroke program manager, Kettering Health Network.
The emphasis was to make the students in the class aware of prevention and the acronym F.A.S.T. (Face drop, Arm weakness, Speech slurred and Time to act fast).
A portion of the proceeds (the class cost $35) will be donated to the American Stroke Association, Kettering Health Network officials said.
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