Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. Stroke is one of the biggest causes of death and a leading cause of disability in Australia. Research conducted by the Stroke Foundation in 2015 found that many Australians don’t know that stroke is preventable. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, either due to a bleed in the brain or the effects of a clot. There are over 55,000 new and recurrent strokes every year in Australia.