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Learn more about stroke prevention at Austin Speech Labs health fair

Nicole Villalpando
nvillalpando@statesman.com
Shilpa Shamapant, co-founder and president of the nonprofit Austin Speech Labs, left, high-fives longtime client Casey Gwinn as he just finished 16-weeks of research therapy. Leah von Hee is a speech language pathologist clinical fellow and was assisting in the testing of Gwinn. [AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2016]

Every day of the year is another random holiday, like National Pasta Day (Oct. 25) and National Deviled Eggs Day (Nov. 2). Tuesday (Oct. 29) is also a really important day: World Stroke Day.

According to the National Stroke Association, 1 in 4 people in the world will have a stroke during their lifetime.

Austin Speech Labs, which teaches people how to talk again after a stroke is holding a World Stroke Day Health Fair to promote stroke awareness and prevention.

The fair includes health and wellness vendors, health screenings, a raffle, live music and healthy burgers from “Chopped” star Zack Northcutt.

The fair is 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, outside Austin Speech Labs, 7800 Shoal Creek Blvd. It’s free and open to the public.

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