Morgan Fairchild Joins Neurologists, Emergency Physicians and the American Stroke Association to Educate the Public About Stroke Symptoms

Seriously, I didn’t make up the headline. I’m not that funny. Good for her for lending some publicity to the cause.

Morgan Fairchild Joins Neurologists, Emergency Physicians and the American Stroke Association to Educate the Public About Stroke Symptoms

‘GIVE ME 5′ CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF TODAY

LOS ANGELES, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Actress and activist
Morgan Fairchild has teamed up with the American Academy of Neurology
(AAN), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American
Stroke Association (ASA). She is raising awareness about the warning signs
of stroke and the importance of getting to the emergency department fast
with a campaign called “Give Me 5: Walk, Talk, Reach, See, Feel.”

“Saving someone’s life – or even your own – may be as simple as
remembering ‘Give Me 5,’” said Ms. Fairchild. “Do not ignore symptoms, and
do not delay getting to the emergency department. With stroke, every minute
counts.”

Ms. Fairchild, star of film, theater and television, was caregiver for
her mother, who suffered a series of debilitating strokes until her death
in 1999. Ms. Fairchild will be joined on the campaign by Dr. Diana Fite, an
emergency physician who suffered a stroke in 2006 at age of 53, and thanks
to prompt medical attention, has since made a full recovery.

Dr. Fite’s ordeal is chronicled here, and it’s terrific she’s recovered.

Am I the only one who cannot hear “Morgan Fairchild” without thinking of Jon Lovitz?