AF Association Global AF Aware Week (AF-A GAFAW)
19-25 November 2018
Did you know...?
- One in four people will develop AF; it affects in excess of 16 million 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.
About AF-A GAFAW
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 this reason, this year we are focusing on ‘Identifying the Undiagnosed Person with AF’ with our Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect campaign. Therefore we are asking all of our supporters to spread the word, whether this is by simply sharing and displaying information, holding an AF Awareness activity, or fundraising and donating to the AF Association.
What can I do during AF-A GAFAW?
There are many ways to get involved:
1. Share & Display information about AF and the importance of Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect at your health centre, workplace or community group.
2. Hold an AF Awareness activity to seek out and 'Identify the Undiagnosed Person with AF'. You can do this in collaboration with your health care centre, workplace or community group. We have a large number of resources which can be downloaded from our website above.
3. Fundraise & donate for example by baking some goodies to sell, holding 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.
Watch this video of Arrhythmia Alliance Founder & Trustee Trudie Lobban MBE as she 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.