“Nonprofits do life-changing work every day across Middle Tennessee and it’s time for us to come together through The Big Payback to support their efforts and recognize the positive impact they have on our neighbors, in our own backyards,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. On May 6, 2014 Cumberland Heights participated in The Big Payback, an inaugural giving day for area non-profits, presented by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. This historic day of giving was the most inclusive, most collaborative giving event in Middle Tennessee history. Nearly 525 non-profits raised $1,492,492.50 over a 24 hour period.
We are pleased to announce, thanks to our wonderful donors, that we raised $4,545.00 of the $8,000.00 we need for our new Fit Trail System. The Cumberland Heights Recreational Therapy Program is designed to encompass physical activity, exercise and health awareness into patients’ individualized treatment plans. The Recreational Therapy Program includes activities like walking/jogging, strength training and/or conditioning. The mission of Cumberland Heights states that, “Treatment encompasses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of recovery.” The addition of this Fit Trail will provide us with a unique opportunity to develop this exercise program which can alleviate a patient’s withdrawal symptoms, increase their success rate to lead a sober life beyond treatment, and increase awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
We are still taking donations for the Fit Trail which will enhance our already beautiful Walking Trail. If you would like to make a contribution to this campaign, you can do so by calling the Development Office at 615.432.3228.
See our video we made for The Big Payback