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2021 Stroke Comeback Trail

2021 Stroke Comeback Trail

Once again our community came together to support stroke survivors and families on the long road to recovery. This year’s Stroke Comeback Trail had over 200 participants ages 1 to 91 years old from 18 states and our first international participant in the United Kingdom.  We came together to support survivors and families, all while raising stroke awareness in our communities. Together we proved that there are no stop signs on that journey.

Stroke Comeback Center would like to extend a special thank you to our Title Sponsors, Adventist HealthCare and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

Other sponsors of this year’s Stroke Comeback Trail include: The Kensington-Reston * Joyce McCarty * Suzanne Coyle *   Handypro of Washington DC Metropolitan * Holding Hands Home Care * Sunrise of Fairfax *  Ben and Jerry’s *  Heather Joyner and Clifford Yee *  Kim Luu-Tu, Generations Wealth Management  * SmithLife HomeCare

Check out photos of our virtual runners, walkers and bikers here!


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Benefit of Chocolate 2021

2021 Benefit of Chocolate

We were thrilled to once again host our annual gala, The Benefit of Chocolate!  75+ guests gathered on Thursday, October 14th at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD to enjoy cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, delightful chocolate treats, and the sheer pleasure of being together once again. Our evening was hosted by Rick Bernstein of Bernstein Solutions and our event speakers included Stroke Comeback members Christie Arnold and Tanya Jones, as well as our Founder, Darlene Williamson. The highlights of the evening were having the opportunity to honor Darlene’s service to the SCC community and our exciting live auction. Truly a great evening!

A special thanks to our event sponsors who made this evening possible: Double Wood Farm * The Vincent Family Foundation * Jeffrey Freedman and Marie Boylan * Gary and Charlotte Knipling * Joanne Addas * Paul Berger and Stephanie Mensh *  The Bolton Family * Joan Curtis *  Greg Foote * The Koches Family Foundation * Michele R. Vernon * Susan Bastian and Charles Lindwall * The Capital Group * Philip Coyle * Defy Aesthetic * JM Alliance * Nancy McFadden and John Richards * Missionovo * The Monitor Group * Pebble Beach Associates, LLC * John and Terri Rachlin * Chris Reynolds


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Kalikie Classic 2021

2021 Kalikie Classic

Despite the pandemic, we were able to safely host the 13th Annual Kalikie Classic Golf Tournament at Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club on October 6th, after being washed out on September 22nd! Our golfers managed to elude the rain on the new date and had a great day of golf!

Specials thanks go to this year’s Kalikie Partner, Double Wood Farm. Other major sponsors include: Peter Knapp Realty, Joanne Addas, The Koches Family Foundation and Chris & Christie “Kalikie” Arnold.

This year’s Kalikie Cup trophy was won by Mike Guadagnini, Tim Hofacre, Justin Taft and Ryan Doughty.

Christie and everyone at the Center are already looking forward to hosting this great tourney next year.  Mark it on your calendar – September 14, 2022 at Raspberry Falls. See you then!


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Do More 24 2021

2021 Do More 24

Thank you to the 600+ donors who made Do More 24 2021 a tremendous success. Together we raised over $70,000 and took the top spot on the Do More 24 Leaderboard! Every donation ensures that we can stay true to our mission of providing support to ALL survivors who need us, regardless of their ability to pay. We are very grateful for your support!

While this year’s event may be over, donations are always welcome here.

Special thanks to our top sponsors


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