KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- This week kicks off National Orange Popsicle week to raise awareness of stroke, especially among young adults.
UT Medical Center teamed up with Pop Culture, Knoxville's Gourmet Popsicle shop to raise awareness.
You can be a part of this week to raise awareness by simply enjoying a popsicle and taking a picture!
Here's a list of events you can take part in to spread awareness:
-Instagram Photo Contest- Take a picture of yourself and/or others enjoying an orange popsicle and post the picture on Instagram with this #NOPW13
-Like American Stroke Foundation on Facebook
-Visit the National Orange Popsicle Week website and enter to win prizes
-Submit your orange popsicle picture on Twitter #NOPW13
"Its important for people to realize that this is something that can happen to young people. Its not limited by age, and we need more doctors to know patients should be treated for their condition, rather than just a number," said Sarah Kucharski, a stroke victim.
All of the money raised at the event will go towards the purchase of new iPads for the UT Stroke Center's use in aphasia treatment.