Special Events

Join us Saturday, March 30, 2019 for STEPS TO RECOVERY

A night of laughter and inspiration featuring a performance by The Capitol Steps comedy troupe and a pre-show cocktail reception at The Loft at The Hamilton.

Location of The Hamilton: 600 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Reception time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Performance and parking at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW: 7:30 p.m. (The Hamilton is a 7-seven minute walk from the Reagan Building.)

Tickets: $150 per person.

50/50 Raffle to be drawn at reception: $10 per ticket, 3 for $25.

Proceeds will help the Foundation for Facial Recovery in its mission to research, treat, and increase awareness of facial palsy and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

Ticket and Raffle Options

For more information or to sponsor a portion of the event, contact Maria Mihalik at maria@foundationforfacialrecovery.org.

COMING THIS FALL: The 2019 FACE the Challenge Virtual Run/Walk!

Highlights from our 2017 FACE the Challenge:

Luis Miranda, Gincy Stezar, Jodi Bath, and Carl Chua of The Center for Facial Recovery at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring, MD, at the conclusion of the second FACE the Challenge Virtual Run/Walk event on September 10, 2017.

Congratulations to race winners Kimberly Capocasale, Cheryl Edwards, and Sharon Kneiss! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our FACE the Challenge event.

Watch this space or provide your email address to receive updates. Include “Send me info on FACE the Challenge” in the subject line.

What is a Virtual Race? A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself using either your Fitbit or any other app of your choice.

You set your very own personal goal and complete your race any time during the scheduled race time. Participant sponsors are asked to donate a minimum of $1 a mile toward their fundraising goal. You can have your friends, family, and coworkers sponsor you as you rack up the miles. Or, you can have your family and friends register and walk with you! We will provide a log to record your steps and your pledges as well as a very cool T-shirt. Individual and corporate sponsors will be recognized in the event program, on our website, and in the foundation’s annual report.

First, second, and third-place finishers will receive prizes provided by the Center for Facial Recovery, Rockville, Maryland. A $25 registration fee includes a -Tshirt and shipping.

Why participate? Proceeds from FACE the Challenge help support the mission of the Foundation for Facial Palsy. We work to advance the treatment of two little-understood conditions that are especially difficult to heal—facial palsy and TMJ disorders—through a three-pronged approach: A) Provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and experiences among healthcare providers regarding these conditions; B) Conduct research on a broad spectrum of facial palsy and TMJ disorder treatments and related subjects; C) Educate providers, patients, and the public about these conditions, their significance, and effective treatment options.

To sponsor the 2019 FACE the Challenge Virtual Run/Walk, please contact Maria Mihalik at maria@foundationforfacialrecovery.org.


Hellene Runtagh
​Emelia Flitman
Peachtree Dunwoody Oral & Facial Surgery PC

If you are interested in becoming a 2019 corporate sponsor, please contact Maria Mihalik at maria@foundationforfacialrecovery.org.