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James Cracknell Launches Siemens Stroke for Stroke Week
Date:10/17/2007

ing is a great choice of exercise for busy executives and completing a 10k row over the course of the week will be a perfect starting point for people to realise the health benefits rowing can bring. Today we are kick-starting the campaign by rowing the first 10k along our epic journey around the world and I hope many others will follow!"

Siemens Stroke for Stroke Week (3-9th December 2007), will be open to everyone across the UK with access to a rowing machine. Participants now have six weeks to sign-up to the campaign at http://www.siemens.co.uk/stokeforstroke and encourage colleagues, friends and family to sponsor them and raise vital funds for The Stroke Association.

Laura Funnell, Deputy Director of Communications, The Stroke Association commented, "Stroke for Stroke Week will not only help The Stroke Association to raise vital funds for research into the prevention and treatment of stroke and better methods of rehabilitation for stroke suffers, it will also encourage more people to take up exercise to reduce their risk of stroke. We are asking people to row 10K which people maybe surprised to learn is less than 50 minutes of exercise spread out over a week for an average person."

Siemens will be organising a range of activities across the country in the build up to the Stroke for Stroke Week to encourage individuals and businesses across the country to sign up and pledge to row their 10k of the challenging campaign route around the world. Members of the GB Rowing team will also be supporting the campaign, offering tips and advice to participants on how to train for the week. Updates on this activity will be posted on the campaign website: http://www.siemens.co.uk/strokeforstroke

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