Mind Matters 2019
Over 85 friends and supporters of the Stroke Comeback Center came together on October 25, 2019 at the Tysons Corner Hyatt Regency to enjoy an afternoon with local author and activist, Abby Maslin. She shared an unforgettable story not only of love and commitment in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds but also of finding and creating personal identity and authenticity within the realm of caregiving and disability. Special thanks to our event sponsors for making this event possible: MedStar NRH, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation, Tell Me Town Foundation, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Genentech.
11th Annual Kalikie Classic Golf Tournament
On Wednesday, September 18th, over 60 golfers joined us at Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club in Leesburg, VA for a fun day of golfing and fundraising. This annual tournament, hosted by our very own Christie “Kalikie” Arnold (stroke survivor, SCC member and volunteer) raised over $21,000 for the Stroke Comeback Center.
Annual Summer Family Picnic 2019
On Sunday, September 15th, over 75 stroke survivors, family, friends and colleagues of the Center enjoyed a beautiful day at Lake Fairfax Park. We had members attend from our Vienna Center, Rockville Center and new Loudoun Center!
Benefit of Chocolate
We enjoyed hosting over 100 guests on Thursday, March 28th at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD for our annual Benefit of Chocolate. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, delightful chocolate treats, wine tastings and a beautiful four string quartet from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Our evening was hosted by Nicole Jacobs of NBC 4 News and Peggy Fox of WUSA 9. Speakers included our Board of Directors Chairperson, Joanne Addas, Stroke Comeback member, Geri O’Connell, and our Founder and Executive Director, Darlene Williamson. The highlight of the evening was our exciting live auction which raised over $6,500 for the Center. The evening concluded with a fun and frenzied cake decorating competition with a number of area rehabilitation teams as our competitors. A special thanks to our event sponsors who made this incredible evening possible: Double Wood Farm ● Koches Family Foundation ● The Vincent Family ● Joanne Addas ● Susan Crown ● Ray McGraw & Julie Griscom ● Richard & Cindy Chambers ● AMR Commercial, LLC ● John C. Beyer ● Joyce Bolton ● Karen Degerberg ● EagleBank ● The Manders Family ● Joyce McCarty ● The Monitor Group, LLC ● Red Coats, Inc.
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.