World Stroke Day

・October 29th – World Stroke Day・

For World Stroke Day, the Belgian Stroke Council issued a press release emphasizing modifyable factors in stroke prevention.

World Stroke Day Campaign Website


For this year’s edition of the World Stroke Day, several hospitals, with the support of the Belgian Stroke Council, have organized different regional hikes, called “FAST 4-ward”. Through the free izi.TRAVEL App, these hikes can be downloaded.

We provide shorter and wheelchair-accessible walks for less mobile people and longer versions.

During the walk, several questions on recognizing stroke, risk factors, treatment and prevention will pop up in the app. Participants will also be asked to portray the FAST-score in an original way. The best contribution will be handpicked by stroke survivor and former big brother participant Steven Spillebeen (aka Spillie) as they win movie tickets or a piece of design clothing, handed over on the 29th of october, World Stroke Day. So strap on those hiking shoes and get going!

For more information on a FAST 4-ward hike in your neighbourhood, please select a region and click the button of your preffered hike below.


Fast4-ward for Stroke is sponsored by:

2022 World Stroke Day Picture Challenge winners

First prize – Lisa Landuyt

Second prize – Jana De Block

Third prize – Elize Daene

Select your preferred FAST 4-WARD walk

Ghent & Deinze region

Eeklo region

Veurne region

Brugge region

Oostende region

Zottegem region

Kortrijk region

Waregem region

Izegem region

Tienen region

Brussels region

Roeselare – Menen – Torhout region

Dendermonde region

Some pictures of the 2022 World Stroke Day Fast4-ward walk!

・World Stroke Day 2021・

Click on the hospital logo to find out local campaigns for world stroke day!

UZ Brussel

UZ Leuven

AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk

UZ Gent

AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende

AZ Damiaan Oostende

・World Stroke Day 2020・

Adopting a healthy lifestyle can prevent stroke. 

Watch this scientifically correct informative video created by the stroke team of the

Brussels University Hospital.

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