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Push to Walk Raises $30,000 in A Little Push Goes a Long Way End of Year Campaign


Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

With the largest amount of funds raised through an end of year campaign to date, Push to Walk starts off 2015 with $ 30,000 in donations. A noteworthy $ 10,000 more than the previous year, these donations allow us to continue to keep our doors open and offer the spinal cord injury and paralysis community our services.    

The End of Year Campaign included thousands of mailed letters to Push to Walk supporters highlighting how previous donations have helped our clients achieve their goals. The mailing was followed with an e-mail campaign focusing on more specific client accomplishments and success stories. This campaign comes shortly after our initial push in December of $ 1,000 in funds raised through Giving Tuesday.

This will be Push to Walk’s fifth year end campaign which has had positive results in the past. The title “A Little Push Goes a Long Way” embodies what matters most to Push to Walk: the small improvements for clients and how they can make the biggest of differences, and also the idea that small donations are meaningful and important.

Push to Walk is unable to cover all operating costs through client fees and relies on fundraising events to help make up the difference. “Our clients work hard year round to maintain their physical health and wellness. Annual holiday giving helps us devote additional funds to our clients. Donations of any amount are truly appreciated,” said Push to Walk President, Cynthia Templeton.

Donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: http://www.pushtowalknj.org. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (862) 200-5848 or slajam(at)pushtowalknj(dot)org.

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 Riverdale, New Jersey. Visit http://www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.







9th Annual Tradition of Hope Gala Raises Close to $1 Million and Refuels Augies Quest Initiative to Cure ALS


Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014

Hundreds of business and civic leaders from Southern California helped “fill the tank” at this year’s race car themed Tradition of Hope gala by fundraising close to $ 1 million for Augie’s Quest to benefit ALS drug development taking place at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS.net).

Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and sponsored by Allied Lube/Jiffy Lube, RD Olson Development, Pritzker Family Foundation, College Works, Douglas Allred Company, Traditional Jewelers, Shell, and Dine Equity, the Tradition of Hope Gala pulled out all the stops as guests began the night with a walk down a red carpet donned with models in pit crew attire, followed by an evening of dinner, live entertainment from the a cappella group Filharmonic (from NBC’s The Sing Off), dancing, auction, and award ceremony honoring philanthropic leaders.

Special honorees for the night included Richard Paek, CEO of Allied Lube, who was honored with the Founders Award for his dedication to Augie’s Quest, his continued support of his local community, and efforts in the fight against ALS. José Cofiño, founder of BeyondALS.org and a person living with ALS, was presented with the Courage Award.

In addition, Anthony Carbajal was invited as a special guest of the night. His ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video went viral after he shared his personal account with the disease, making him a recognizable face within the ALS community.

“The gala topped off an incredible year for ALS awareness and support for research,” says Augie Nieto, founder of Augie’s Quest. “I am grateful to all those who are committed to our mission to find a cure for ALS and for their continued support of Augie’s Quest.”

About Augie’s Quest

The purpose of Augie’s Quest has always been to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised over $ 42 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments- making it the largest individual fundraising program for ALS!

All funds raised by Augie’s Quest benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute ALS TDI, the world’s largest ALS-dedicated drug development organization. Support comes from a huge network of national events and promotions, including the BASH for Augie’s Quest, Tradition of Hope Gala and widely successful campaigns within the very generous fitness industry, such as the Clubs for the Quest, as well as a hugely innovative joint-fundraising initiative called the ClubCorp Charity Classic which benefits Augie’s Quest and other local charities chosen by that networks members directly. For more information, visit http://www.augiesquest.org.