Chris McCarthy Events & What We Provide
About Chris McCarthy
The memory of Christopher McCarthy touches the lives of individuals who live with epilepsy. As we remember Chris’s smile and laughter, his courage and strength, his love for baseball and good times, we will again offer special social events sponsored by the McCarthy family and friends, for people affected with epilepsy. Chris was one of the Epilepsy Society’s first members, and we are privileged to help continue his legacy.
About The Chris McCarthy Golf Outing
The special McCarthy Fund is used to provide assistance and recreational activities for those affected by epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and other disabilities. Not only does the Fund maintain The Chris McCarthy Socialization Room (or affectionately called Chris’ Place) but it also sponsors holiday food baskets, summer camp scholarships, gifts, and recreational trips.
To help support this very worthwhile program, each year the McCarthy’s host the Chris McCarthy Golf Outing. It is open to anyone that wishes to participate and raise money for the fund. This event is held in July each year and comprises a full day of golf as well as an evening reception to include prizes and other related events.
Thank you to everybody who took part in previous Chris McCarthy Golf Outings and who have helped to make the outings such a great ongoing success!
What do we use the money for?
Very often, people with epilepsy and other developmental disabilities will have problems getting ‘out and about’. Part of our focus is to increase people’s opportunities for socialization and entertainment, and thus, throughout the year we provide the chance for our consumers to get together and enjoy themselves. Here is an example of our events.
Torches on the Hudson & the River Rose
In May 2010 we took a group of consumers for a trip to eat at Torches on the Hudson and for a cruise on the River Rose, an authentic Paddleboat.
Structured Day Program
In addition to outside trips and events, we provide a comfortable, pleasant environment in the Chris McCarthy Socialization Room, where we hold a Structured Day Program, as well as social events and meetings, such as this scene below from our 2008 Christmas Party.