AF Association Global AF Aware Week (AF Assoc GAFAW)
19 - 25 November 2018
Atrial Fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). It can affect adults of any age, but it is more common as people get older. In the over 65 year old age group, it affects about 10% of people.
For Global AF Aware week, we are promoting our Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect campaign, and asking all of our supporters to help us spread the word.
About AF-A GAFAW
There are so many ways to get involved with this year's #GlobalAFAwareWeek
- Hold an AF Awareness Activity: Seek out and identify the undiagnosed person with AF. You can do this in collaboration with your healthcare centre, workplace, or community group. We have a large number of resources which can be downloaded from our website, or ordered to you.
- Share and Display our Information: Raise awareness of the importance of Detect, Protect, Correct and Perfect at your health centre, workplace, or community group.
Fundraise & donate - why not bake some goodies to sell, hold a coffee morning, quiz night or create your own event. Or simply make a donation to enable us to continue to raise awareness and offer support.
- One in four people will develop AF; it affects an estimated 1.5 million people across the UK and in excess of 16 million people worldwide.
- AF can be detected cheaply and easily with a simple manual pulse check.
- Every 15 seconds someone suffers an AF-related stroke, yet most can be prevented using appropriate anticoagulation therapy.
- AF and AF related illness costs the NHS over £2.2 billion each year
AF Association Founder & CEO Trudie Lobban MBE discusses the importance of 'Detect, Protect, and Correct'
For further information on AF Aware Week contact firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 1789 867 501.