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Push to Walk Set to Host Casino Night/Poker Tournament

CONTACT: STEPHANIE LAJAM
PHONE: (201)644-7567
EMAIL: slajam@pushtowalknj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 11, 2019

Push to Walk Set to Host Casino Night/Poker Tournament

Oakland, NJ – Push to Walk, a non-profit organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis, will host their 10th Annual Casino Night featuring a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, roulette and blackjack on the first Saturday in April.

Taking place at the Route 23 Auto Mall in Butler, New Jersey on April 6, 2019, the tournament entry fee is $150 for poker players, $75 for roulette and blackjack players, and $50 for spectators (poker entry fee and roulette and blackjack entry fees will increase by $25 after March 31, 2019 so register early!). All entry fees include a buffet dinner, wine and beer. Players who register online at www.pushtowalknj.org will receive a 1,000 chip bonus. The organization is running a special deal for its second consecutive year, which offers a $50 discounted tournament entry to any 2018 Casino Night participant with the commitment of a registering newcomer. Doors open at 6:30PM, and the first card will be dealt at 8:00PM.
The top ten tournament players who make it to the final table will share $5000 in VISA gift cards and other prizes. Those that participate as roulette or blackjack players will have the opportunity to win from another selection of prizes. The event will also include a 50/50 raffle for players and spectators to enjoy. “Casino Night is always a fun evening and we are looking forward to the addition of roulette and blackjack at this year’s event. We recognize that not everyone plays poker and wanted to have an option for others to enjoy,” said Vivian Kiggins, Executive Director at Push to Walk.
Push to Walk’s clients pay an hourly fee for personalized training. These fees do not fully cover operating expenses. The balance is obtained through fundraising activities, grants and donations. Funds raised through events like Casino Night help the organization offset expenses and focus on providing the highest quality program to the paralysis community.

Push to Walk uses exercise trainers certified in methods known to help people regain strength, function and independence and provide one-on-one workouts to their clients. This program is unique to the area and is the only one in New York/New Jersey.

Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: www.pushtowalknj.org. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (201)644-7567 or slajam@pushtowalknj.org. Photos available upon request.

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About Push to Walk

Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Oakland, New Jersey. Visit www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.

Push to Walk Board Elects New Board Chair for 2019

CONTACT:        STEPHANIE LAJAM
PHONE:            (201)644-7567
EMAIL:             slajam@pushtowalknj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 15, 2019

Push to Walk Board Elects New Board Chair for 2019

Oakland, NJ-Push to Walk, an Oakland based non-profit for people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Aceti as the Board Chair.

Anthony Aceti has been actively involved with Push to Walk since his son became one of the organization’s first clients back in 2007. He joined the Board in January 2017 taking his wife’s place after completion of two terms of her own. Anthony immediately became a member of two different committees, Finance and Board Governance and was up for the challenge when being considered as Board Chair.

The December 2018 Board meeting marked the end of former Board Chair and Monmouth County resident, Paul Sutor’s term and the naming of Anthony Aceti has his successor. The organization thanks Sutor for his time on the Board and knows he will continue to maintain a relationship and role with Push to Walk for years to come. Role change is important and brings a fresh perspective and sparks new enthusiasm amongst the members of the Board.

“Over the past ten years, I have seen the amazing impact that Push to Walk has had on so many people, initially as a client family member and more recently serving on the Board of Trustees,” says Anthony Aceti. “While the Board’s responsibility is to oversee the financial well-being of the organization, it is the staff, clients and their families, and the generosity of donors that has and will continue to be the most important drivers in the growth of Push to Walk.”

Tony has more than forty years of experience as a certified public accountant, serving clients with a focus in the Alternative Investment and Not-For-Profit areas. Tony previously served on the board of other non-profits. In addition, he was a trustee and officer to the United Way of North Essex, Chairman of the Board of Barnabas Hospice, and President of the Montville Educational Foundation. He retired from KPMG in 2016. Tony and his wife, Susan, have two children, Lauren and Brian, and enjoy spending time with their grandchild.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at 201-644-7567 or visit the Push to Walk website: www.pushtowalknj.org.

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About Push to Walk

Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York-New Jersey area. Push to Walk's rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Oakland, New Jersey. Visit www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.

#GivingTuesday and “A Little Push Goes a Long Way” with Push to Walk’s 2018 Giving Campaign

CONTACT: Stephanie Lajam
PHONE: (201) 644-7567
EMAIL: slajam@pushtowalknj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 21, 2018

#GivingTuesday and “A Little Push Goes a Long Way” with Push to Walk’s 2018 Giving Campaign

Oakland, NJ- Push to Walk, a local nonprofit that provides specialized workouts and resources to individuals living with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life. The end of the year giving campaign offers supporters the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those living with paralysis.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 will act as the official start of Push to Walk’s year-end campaign. The organization will be participating in #GivingTuesday, followed by the mailing of thousands of letters to its supporters as part of its annual A Little Push Goes a Long Way campaign. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving where people are asked to support non-profits on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.

Push to Walk will continue to post #PushUpsForPushToWalk videos on social media to raise awareness for the organization with requests for others to share, post their own videos, and donate. Push to Walk’s clients work hard year-round to maintain their physical health and wellness and in return the non-profit sets up fundraisers and events all year to offset operating expenses. #GivingTuesday is the perfect transition into the organization’s A Little Push Goes A Long Way campaign. A Little Push Goes a Long Way refers to how a small donation is just as meaningful as a large one, and hints at how important the small improvements are for clients and how what may seem little has the biggest impact.

This will be Push to Walk’s fifth year participating in #GivingTuesday and the posts of staff and clients leading up to the day have already received such positivity online. Vivian Kiggins, Executive Director stated, “Your contribution to our unique individualized program of intensive exercise helps our clients regain the ability to do daily tasks that are usually taken for granted. The staff, clients and board are deeply grateful for your support and we wish you the happiest and healthiest of holidays.”

Donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: www.pushtowalknj.org. Checks can also be sent to Push to Walk at 100 Bauer Drive, Oakland, NJ 07436. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (201) 644-7567 or slajam@pushtowalknj.org.

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About Push to Walk
Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Push to Walk is only able to cover about 65% of its operating costs through client fees, and relies on grants and fundraising events to help make up the difference. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Oakland, New Jersey. Visit www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.

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