2018 Past Events
Annual Holiday Party
On Sunday, December 2nd over 100 SCC members, family, staff, volunteers and friends joined for an afternoon of fun at our Annual Holiday party. We enjoyed a potluck dinner, music by King Street Bluegrass, and door prizes–but mostly we enjoyed being together.
Mind Matters Luncheon
On October 26, 2018 over 125 friends and supporters of the Stroke Comeback Center came together at the Hyatt Regency Dulles to enjoy an afternoon with Dr. Kathleen Howland, Ph.D. This nationally renowned lecturer gave a thought provoking presentation on music and the brain, illustrating how music serves as both a human necessity and a tool for wellness. Local stroke choir Different Strokes for Different Folks, led by Tom Sweitzer of Middleburg’s A Place to Be, where music meets therapy, gave a rousing and truly unforgettable performance. Special thanks to our event sponsors: MedStar NRH, Genentech, Tell Me Town Foundation and choir sponsors: the Wheeler Family Foundation and Inova Loudoun Hospital.
SCC Family Reunion Picnic 2018
Over 65 Comeback Center members, family and friends gathered at Lake Fairfax Park on Saturday September 29th. We had a gorgeous day filled with delicious food and lots of laughter. Members from both Vienna and Rockville Centers joined in the fun.
Benefit of Chocolate
This year’s gala fundraiser, the Benefit of Chocolate, was an entertaining and memorable evening for all. On June 7th, over 150 guests from the surrounding communities joined us at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA to enjoy delicious chocolate and wine pairings, experience some old fashioned magic with Eric Henning and live jazz by a George Mason University trio. Local chocolatiers from Artisan Confections, Cocoa Vienna, the Capital Candy Jar and Chouquette donated their time and delicious treats, while Ethel M Chocolates also donated chocolate for a beautiful and delicious display. Guests that evening also enjoyed an exciting silent auction. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Center, so we may continue to fulfill our mission in providing personally meaningful programs within a supportive and peer-driven environment that is affordable for all stroke and brain trauma survivors. Please scroll through photos of our event below.
SCC Rockville Grand Opening
On April 26th, over 150 of the Center’s members, families and friends, in addition to community businesses and dignitaries joined us in our new Rockville location for our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. We had the opportunity to show off the Center and share the role we will play as part of the Montgomery County community. Speakers included Rockville’s Mayor Newton, Dr. Howard Haft (Deputy Secretary for Public Health at Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Robyn Moore (CEO of the National Stroke Association), Mitch Stengel (SCC Member) and our Board Chair, Eric Robinson. Everyone enjoyed food, drinks and seeing our new space…but mostly we enjoyed being together and celebrating this dream that has become a reality! Please scroll through our photos of the event.
Stroke Comeback Day at Nats Park!
Seventy-five SCC members and friends enjoyed a day out at the park on April 28th to watch the Nationals battle the Diamondbacks. Despite the extra inning loss, a good time was had by all!