Howie Mandel learned that he had afib five years ago. At first he didn’t think of it as a “big deal,” but then he learned how afib leaves patients at increased risk for stroke.
Once he educated himself he decided to educate others, too. He launched a quiz called Fibs or Facts. The site offers a fun 10 question quiz which will test your knowledge of afib. Every time someone completes the quiz Mandel donates one dollar to the National Stroke Association. $15,141 has been donated since the site’s launch in October of 2013. He launched the site in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer.
Of the quiz, Mandel says:
“Even game show hosts don’t know everything. When my doctor told me I had AFib not caused by a heart valve problem, I had no idea that I was at an increased risk of stroke. Now, I want to be sure others know about this serious condition, so I am challenging everyone to test their knowledge while raising money for National Stroke Association. For every person who takes the Fibs or Facts quiz, a $1 donation will be made to National Stroke Association.”
He also points out that quiz participants “can’t lose” since the point of the site is to teach them more about afib, and that happens whether or not participants get the right answer or the wrong answer.
The National Stroke Association is the only national nonprofit healthcare organization to focus all of its resource on stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Their website offers plenty of resources to anyone who wants to learn more about stroke.
If you take the quiz, take a moment to tell me what you thought about it in the comments section below! I took it and I felt that the site was well-designed and informative.