Olathe, Kansas - 5/28/2016 10:00 am to 5/28/2016 04:00 pm
Have you ever been hospitalized and get this enormous craving for something specific to eat? We’ve heard mashed potatoes, steak, ice cream, and many other good choices. When Amy could first speak again after her stroke, all she wanted was an orange popsicle! Once she reached rehab, her therapist said, “When you pass your swallow test we will get you a whole box of orange popsicles.” We use the orange popsicle as a goofy way to talk about something serious.
We consider a young stroke survivor to have had their stroke under the age of 45. Most statistics show that 45 is considered young for having a stroke. 20-to-64-year-olds make up 31 percent of all strokes.
NOPW – National Orange Popsicle Week – first started to celebrate life after stroke. Many friends lived out of town, so them sending a picture with an orange popsicle was an easy way for them to show support.
Since then NOPW has grown to be a national community of young stroke survivors. We have large events to raise awareness of stroke in young people every year in May.
This years Auto Show will be hosted at Bass Pro Olathe right off I-35. We had a great time last year with just over 110 cars. Let’s double that!
• Free to the public
• All makes and models welcome
• The Funnel Cake Truck will be serving their specialty
• Dunk Tank
• Trophies and Prizes
Pre-Registrations get entered in to win 10% off their next epoxy floor project from Epoxy Floors By Welch / Impression Concrete Elements. Winner will be announced at the show. Must be present to win.