Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
May 21, 2014, Cynthia Templeton, Push to Walk Founder and Kinnelon resident was presented a Citizen of the Year Award by the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA at the organization’s annual dinner and awards presentation. The ceremony took place at the Parsippany Sheraton Hotel and honored 18 individuals with various awards for their amazing community accomplishments. The Citizen of the Year Award was presented to individuals in the YMCA’s service area who have provided outstanding volunteer service and leadership to improve the quality of life in each of their communities.
Cynthia was grateful to hear that she was nominated, let alone chosen as Kinnelon’s Citizen of the Year. She was praised for her involvement in the Kinnelon school system and Board of Education while her children were growing up. She also accomplished meaningful work as Board President at NewBridge Services and created a Foundation to support their operations. Cynthia was more prominently recognized for her nonprofit, Push to Walk, which provides workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis. She created this nonprofit in 2007 in hopes of providing a service which was not available on the East Coast. Having a son who sustained a spinal cord injury, Cynthia offers her firsthand experiences to help counsel many families who are coping with drastic life changes.
Push to Walk would not be the success it is today if it was not for Cynthia’s passion and dedication to the nonprofit and the issues those with paralysis face day to day. “I am thankful to have been recognized with other individuals who have given greatly to their communities,” explains Cynthia Templeton, Push to Walk Founder. “My original desire to help my son has resulted in success I never dreamed of. I just want to help others as much as I can.”
If you wish to support Cynthia’s efforts, donations to the organization can be made 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.