This National Stroke Awareness Month, the South Texas Health System Neurosciences & Stroke Institute presents Steps for Stroke, a community competition aimed at raising awareness of the warning signs of stroke and educating the community on ways to reduce your risk of having one.

During this virtual week-long challenge, participants will commit to walk, run or even dance their way to a minimum of 10,000 steps per day and 50,000 steps total within the specified time frame (May 21-27). You’ll be able to log your steps on our official challenge website. And you’re invited to kick off the challenge on Saturday, May 21 at the official Steps for Stroke Pep Rally.

Along with picking up your packet, you’ll get the chance to start upping your step count with fun aerobic activities throughout the day!

To meet this year’s Steps for Stroke ambassadors and register for this year’s challenge, visit

Get out there and get your steps for stroke in! Share your stories and challenge photos/videos with us on social media by using the hashtag #STHSStepsForStroke.

Pep Rally & Packet Pick Up:


South Texas Health System McAllen
(Courtyard area)
301 W. Exp. 83
McAllen, TX 78501

Challenge Period:



Early Registration (Before 5/2): $25
Late Registration** (After 5/2): $30

Fee includes T-shirt & medal. All proceeds will benefit a local charity providing stroke education in the community.

** T-shirt is not guaranteed for late registrants.

For more information, contact our Challenge Coordinator Kassandra Rodriguez at 956-388-2020 or