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Spokes for Strokes Spinathon Raises Money for Cerebral Artery Dissection, Stroke

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Organizers say they started the day with $6,000 in funds with the hope of raising $15,000. Organizers say they started the day with $6,000 in funds with the hope of raising $15,000.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Dozens came together on Saturday for the Spokes for Strokes Spinathon. The event raised money for cerebral artery dissection and stroke in young people who are between 30 to 55 years old. 

Cerebral artery dissection is the tearing of arteries in the neck that leads to compression of the artery and decreased blood flow to the brain --- as a result, it can often lead to a stroke.

“There's just so many people have been excited to raise money for this condition because not a lot of folks know that stroke happens in young people, and so we're just raising awareness and hoping to get more people involved in deciding what happens next,” said Debra Owens, director of UVA Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services. 

Organizers say they started the day with $6,000 in funds with the hope of raising $15,000.