Posts Tagged ‘benefit concert’

For those of you who know me, you already know I can go on and on about Push to Walk and all the good our program does for people with spinal cord injuries. After awhile it probably sounds like “blah, blah, blah!” As any good spokesman for a cause they believe in, we can tell great stories, explain what our trainers do, and what our clients accomplish. BUT, when someone sees our gym, talks to the clients and experiences a workout for him or herself, NOW believing happens! This is what it’s all about!

This was the case when I recently had the pleasure of showing our gym to Lou Pallo. Yes, the famous Lou Pallo of the Les Paul Trio. Legendary in his own right, Lou and Les played together many years and for many shows. (www.loupallo.com) Thanks to our friend Vince Genella, another VERY talented guitarist (www.vincegenella.net) who introduced us to Lou, Lou and his current trio have agreed to donate their talents for entertainment at Push to Walk’s upcoming Wine Tasting on June 14th at the Grand Chalet in Wayne, NJ. We are very grateful to both Lou and Vince for taking an interest in Push to Walk and helping us raise money so we can continue to provide specialized exercise workouts to people with spinal cord injuries.

But back to my main topic – seeing someone or something in action, with your very own eyes, is SO powerful! It makes all the difference in the world! You can then understand, or ask questions, give feedback, etc. There is no substitute for seeing and feeling something for yourself. So come and SEE Push to Walk for yourself! We love to have visitors and show off our gym, our trainers, even our clients! Once you see it, you’ll understand why we are so passionate about what we do!


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Last night was an incredible experience, the result of a combined effort of people who love music and want to promote a good cause. Randy Shamber of ShamRock School of Music in Pequannock, Bardi’s Bar and Grill in Pequannock and a local musician and ShamRock teacher, Vince Genella and his band “The Business” all worked together for the benefit of Push to Walk.

The music was outstanding, the food was delicious and the company was very enjoyable! Bardi’s provided a great atmosphere and fun was had by all!

In addition to putting together the students and the band, ShamRock donated a guitar that was raffled off for Push to Walk’s benefit. Those proceeds, along with donations collected at the door, totalled a whopping $967! AWESOME!

Thanks also to the Suburban Trends and WGHT 1500 Radio for their coverage both before and after the event.

I want to give a special shout out to our friends Ed and Stephanie Gerena who brought (or bribed!) at least 10 people to the show! Thank you for always caring and supporting our cause! Your generosity is very special.

In this season of giving, I am most encouraged that people choose to support Push to Walk when there are so many organizations worthy of their hard earned dollars. Thank you for your confidence in us, and I promise that we will always use your contributions to help our clients and others in need with spinal cord injuries.    


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