2022 Thriving with Aphasia celebration
We were so pleased to welcome well over 150 Stroke Comeback Center members, family, friends and supporters on June 30th at the State Theatre for our first ever Thriving with Aphasia celebration. We gathered together to enjoy tasty treats, great live music from the Surf Jaguars and a moving program presented from Stroke Comeback Center members Mike Settles, Kim Dyer and Michael Hayden, who shared how they not only live, but thrive, with aphasia. Scroll through these photos to share in the fun. We are so grateful to Jenifer Morris Photography for providing her services for this great evening!
Stroke Comeback Center would like to extend a very special thanks to our sponsors who made this wonderful evening possible. THANK YOU!
2022 Annual Summer Picnic
After a two year hiatus, our members were finally able to gather in person on June 5 for our Annual Summer Picnic at Lake Fairfax Park. This picnic was bigger and better than ever. We had over 100 members, friends, family members, and SCC team members join in the fun. Click on the arrows below to scroll through some great shots. We are very grateful to Jenifer Morris Photography for taking these wonderful photos.
2022 Do More 24
Together we raised over $80,000 and took the top spot on the Do More 24 Leaderboard!
Thank you to all 600+ of you who gave generously during the campaign, and to everyone who shared our message and encouraged others to donate.
We’d like to extend a special welcome to our new donors – we’re glad you’re a part of our Stroke Comeback Center community.
If you did not have the chance to participate in this year’s Do More 24, we always welcome donations on our website. It’s never too late to help ensure that our meaningful programs remain available to ALL survivors, regardless of their ability to pay.
See how your Do More 24 donation makes a difference in this quick video.
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!
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