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Campaign for Stroke Care

Funding Priorities

Photo from Campaign for Stroke Care Celebration Reception on Nov. 14, 2019, where the Bring it Home Challenge was announced. Lynn and Joan Seppala and Don and Sharon Ritchey have partnered together to equally sponsor the Bring it Home Challenge! They will match new contributions to the Stroke Program, dollar for dollar, up to $170,000 to complete the Campaign for Stroke Care.

The additional $340,000 will help VCCF and Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare bring to fruition the extensive stroke-care program that the Tri-Valley residents need. The Bring it Home Challenge will help us fund state-of-the-art rehabilitation services, stroke support services, a multidisciplinary stroke clinic, training and education, and much more within the community.

We hope you will partner with the Seppalas and the Ritcheys and help Bring it Home!

Pictured from left to right: Rick Shumway, CEO & President of Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare; Bring it Home Challenge Co-Sponsors: Joan Seppala, Lynn Seppala, Sharon Ritchey, and Don Ritchey; Dr. Prashanth Krishnamohan, Medical Director of Neurology and Stroke Program, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Stanford University; and Shaké Sulikyan, Executive Director, ValleyCare Charitable Foundation.

Get an update on our application process as a Certified Primary Stroke Center in The Independent and the Hacienda Pulse Newsletter.

Read this Independent article about our TeleNeurology and Stroke Alerts services going live. 

You can also download and listen to Dr. Krishnamohan, Director of Neurology at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, and Shaké Sulikyan, VCCF's Executive Director, discuss this critical program on Hometown Radio.

Watch this video from TV30's Conversations with Mel McKay with Shake Sulikyan and Paulomi Kadakia Bhalla, M.D.​​​​ speaking with Mel about the stroke care program.

Watch this moving video about a very personal gift to launch the certified stroke program. 

To donate by check, please make your check out to ValleyCare Charitable Foundation, write "stroke" on the memo line, and mail it to:

ValleyCare Charitable Foundation
1111 E. Stanley Boulevard
Livermore, CA 94550

We also accept IRA rollovers and stock gifts; call us at 925.373.4560 to learn more.


Photos courtesy of The Independent.