This month, Hunter is among eight finalists for another big award: The American Heart Association's "Stroke Hero" award. The award, to be announced April 20, is centering around, "Honoring those who have showcased resilience and outstanding progress in the stroke community," according to an AHA web page.
- Megan Baker
- Lawnae Hunter, during our 2020 Women of the Year feature shoot.
Part of that giving back came in the way of the founding of Stroke Awareness Oregon, an advocacy group that, as its name suggests, works to promote things such as recognizing the signs of stroke, and the importance of getting a prospective stroke victim to the hospital as soon as possible. She often explains how she was on a Caribbean island when her stroke hit, and lost valuable time getting to a hospital that could treat it.
Hunter and Stroke Awareness Oregon have also been at work on a play centered around stroke awareness, originally scheduled to debut this summer in Bend.
Voting in the American Heart Association's voters' choice awards is going on now to April 2. People can vote once per day for the nominee of their choice at