Push to Walk Names Vivian Kiggins as Executive Director

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2018

Oakland, NJ- Push to Walk, a local nonprofit, announced the appointment of Vivian Kiggins as Executive Director. Ms. Kiggins will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization including the areas of outreach, programs, and fundraising for Push to Walk.

The appointment of Vivian Kiggins comes during a time of growth for Push to Walk. The organization, which provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis, has become a place where those seeking further progress after traditional therapy have found for the past eleven years. Vivian joined the team in April 2018 to assist in raising awareness to ensure that anyone who needs Push to Walk knows the organization’s services are available to them. “I am thrilled to be here and working with such dedicated and compassionate colleagues and clients. They inspire and remind me to work harder and live life to the fullest every day,” says Executive Director, Kiggins.

Ms. Kiggins comes to Push to Walk with a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector including roles on both sides of development and Executive Director positions. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University she interestingly began a career as a zookeeper. She soon transitioned into an administrative role working at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, one of the largest foundations in New Jersey and continued that path throughout her career in the nonprofit sector.

Vivian spends her time painting, sewing, and caring for her three cats, two dogs, and recently welcomed her first grandchild into the world. She is also an active member of the Board for Puzzle Farms: Growing with Autism.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (201) 644-7567 or slajam@pushtowalknj.org. Donation opportunities are available on 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. 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