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Choirs To Raise Voices, Stroke Awareness Through Most Powerful Voices Competition
Date:1/19/2010

ceive a professional coaching session from a national EMI Gospel artist.

Other prizes for the winning choirs include:

  • 50 free tickets per winning choir to the Power Awards Show
  • One American Airlines ticket per winning choir to attend the 2010 Power Awards Show
  • $5,000 worth of music equipment per winning choir from Roland, manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments
  • Recognition on the Gospel Music Channel

When people register to vote or compete in the competition, they receive monthly e-newsletters from the American Stroke Association's Power To End Stroke campaign and other information to help them to reduce their risk of stroke.

Power To End Stroke is targeted to African Americans because of their disproportionate risks of stroke.  Stroke is the third leading cause of death for all Americans, and African Americans are at increased risk due to the higher prevalence of risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and previous heart attack and/or stroke.

"Stroke is a serious issue in the African-American community," said Dr. Rani Whitfield, a family practitioner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and American Stroke Association spokesperson.  "It is a leading cause of severe, long-term disability, and more than 100,000 African Americans will suffer a new or reoccurring stroke this year. That's why it's an important requirement of this competition to register people to receive stroke information.  We need to reach as many people as possible to help them to reduce their risk and to know what to do in a stroke emergency to help improve stroke outcomes."

"The Gospel Music Channel's mission is to inspire, uplift and entertain. We believe the Most Powerful Voices contest will inspire people to make positive life
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