• SOURCE: American Heart Association

The Stroke Song



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ANCHOR LEAD: Stroke is the world’s second-leading cause of death and an often devastating, yet largely treatable disease. If you don’t know the warning signs of stroke, it’s time to sing a different tune. Brian Osuch has the story. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I’m Brian Osuch. (MUSIC: F.A.S.T. song) It’s a song that can help save a life by teaching people the warning signs of stroke, fast. The American Stroke Association, Family Practitioner Dr. Rani Whitfield and Rapper Dee-1 teamed up on the educational project. CUT: (Hip Hop Doc) The first name that came to my mind that can do this project with me was Dee-1, cause his messages are always positive and he’s trying to help people change their lives in a positive way. It would not have been possible without Medtronic, our sponsor. SCRIPT: The song hit close to home for Dee-1, his aunt passed away from a stroke and he says the song teaches a simple message… CUT: (Dee-1) F.A.S.T. is the acronym. It stands for face drooping, if you feel arm weakness, if you have speech difficulty, then “T” – it is time to call 9-1-1. F-A-S-T, fast. SCRIPT: To hear the song and see the music video, go to StrokeAssociation.org. (MUSIC: F.A.S.T. song) That’s Newsbreak, from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
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