Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), in-person classes at the Stroke Comeback Center (in Vienna and Rockville) are suspended until further notice. However, our Virtual Programs are thriving! Check out our virtual programs under our "Programs" tab.
2020 Past Events
2020 Stroke Comeback Trail
From everyone at Stroke Comeback Center, thank you for choosing to make an impact on a survivor’s future by participating in our inaugural Stroke Comeback Trail. Your efforts helped us raise over $20,000 to support our community of stroke and brain trauma survivors and their families.
With over 280 participants from 16 states and more than $12,000 in donations and sponsorships, our community came together to support survivors and families along their road to recovery, proving that there are no stop signs on that journey.
A special thank you to all of our sponsors:
PLATINUM SPONSORS: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Koches Family Foundation
GOLD SPONSOR: Pebble Beach, Inc.
SILVER SPONSORS: Ashley Beard Family, Joyce McCarty
BRONZE SPONSORS: Mary Agee, Suzanne Coyle, Heather Joyner & Clifford Yee, Linda Soldo, Suzanne Tsacoumis, Ben & Jerry’s Vienna Scoop Shop
VIENNA SWAG SUPPORT: Bikes@Vienna, Foster’s Grille, Ledo Pizza, Potomac River Running Store
Check out photos or our virtual runners, walkers and bikers here!
Kalikie Classic 2020
Despite the pandemic, we were able to safely host the 12th Annual Kalikie Classic Golf Tournament at Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club on September 16, 2020. We had 55 golfers participate in a sunshine-filled day. The tourney raised over $22,000 for the Center. Congrats to our winning foursome: Didi Bartakke, Raj Bartakke, Charles Culkin and Mike McCormick!
Benefit of Chocolate 2020
Our annual Benefit of Chocolate Gala was scheduled for March 26, 2020 at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with George and Kathy Vincent as Event Co-Chairs. Unfortunately, we were not able to safely hold the event given COVID-19 restrictions and our concern for the safety of our attendees and event staff. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, donors, and ticket holders, this year’s Benefit of Chocolate raised over $40,000 in donations to support our ongoing programs for stroke and brain trauma survivors. We hope to resume our annual Benefit of Chocolate Gala in 2021.
Thank you to our sponsors: The Vincent Family, Chris Reynolds, Joanne Addas, Koches Family Foundation, Mary Agee, AMR Commercial, LLC, The Bolton Family, Philip & Marianne Coyle, Joan Curtis, EagleBank, Gary & Vicki Kirkbride, Bill & and Jennifer Manders, Joyce McCarty, Raymond & Julie McGraw, The Monitor Group, LLC, Pebble Beach Associates, LLC, Elizabeth Scott, Janet Weller
Click here for a complete list of all those who generously sponsored this event.
Loudoun Headway Project
The end of June brought the conclusion of our Loudoun Headway Project. We would like to thank everyone who supported us as we made headway in Loudoun County over the past year, especially The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation who provided us with a wonderful home in Leesburg. We’d also like to thank the Community Foundation for Loudoun/Northern Fauquier, Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Foundation, Inc., and the many dedicated professionals and volunteers who supported our efforts in Loudoun County.
For the time being, we will continue to serve residents of Loudoun County through our virtual programs – just as we do all stroke and brain trauma survivors during this pandemic. We are so appreciative of the warm welcome we received from the local community and look forward to determining what the future will bring once we can safely resume in-person services. For more information about SCC programs available in Loudoun County, please contact Suzanne Coyle, Executive Director at .
The Board of Directors of the Stroke Comeback Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Coyle as the new Executive Director of the organization as of June of this year, upon the retirement of our founder Darlene Williamson.
Ms. Coyle is uniquely qualified for this position. She has been at Stroke Comeback Center since 2008 and is currently the Program Director. She has earned the trust and respect of our professional team, our members and their families, and the larger stroke community. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, having a long tenure at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, most recently in McLean, Virginia. In addition, Ms. Coyle earned an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.