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VIDEO: County, Padres Team Up for Annual Strike Out Stroke Day

The Strike Out Stroke Day will be on Sat., Sept. 2 at 12:40 p.m. when the Padres take on the Dodgers. Video is from May news conference. The game was not played in early May due to rain.

UPDATE:

The Strike Out Stroke Day will be on Sept. 2 at 12:40 p.m. when the Padres take on the Dodgers. You can buy tickets now up to 40 percent off. The game was not played in early May due to rain. 

Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. And here in the U.S., someone dies from stroke every four minutes.

Of course, there are ways to help prevent stroke, like eating healthy, exercising and avoiding smoking. Another way to learn all about stroke? Participate in Strike Out Stroke Day at Petco Park on Sept. 2, when the Padres play off against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Stroke survivors, family members and friends will attend the 12:40 p.m. Saturday game. Information about warning signs and prevention will be provided to those in attendance.

Strike Out Stroke Day at Petco Park is part of a national campaign to raise awareness of stroke.

Autumn Endara is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.