Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe / German Stroke Foundation

Liz Mohn founds the German Stroke Foundation.

In 1993, the Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe / German Stroke Foundation takes up its work. Liz Mohn gets involved with this project following a personal experience within her family: “The establishment of a stroke foundation was urgently needed, because there is no foundation of this kind in Germany or in Europe yet. I felt obliged to help and was happy to be its patron.” The funding for the foundation is provided by the proceeds from the Rosenball (Rose Ball) organized by Liz Mohn. Independent and dedicated to the public good, the German Stroke Foundation is devoted to stroke prevention and helping to improve the care of stroke patients. Its first few initiatives include a nationwide awareness campaign and the introduction and establishment of stroke units at hospitals, where patients are receive expert treatment and care in an emergency. The first model station is constructed in Essen.