Community connection

Spectators will once again be able to line the streets and cheer on the wheelchair participants.

Now that Miles for Matheny is back in the center of town, Matheny is going the extra mile to make sure businesses in the community benefit. This year, we will be hosting a “Community Table” in Liberty Park. Peapack-Gladstone businesses and organizations have been invited to place promotional materials such as brochures, flyers and coupons on the table in order to spread the word about what they do.

Anyone who would like to participate should contact Patricia Cats in Matheny’s Development Office at 908 234-0011, ext. 260, or email her at Matheny sincerely appreciates the community partnership and support we receive. This support helps make Miles for Matheny a success.

This year’s Miles for Matheny will be held Sunday, April 22. Activities include a 5K Race, five different Cycling Rides, a Kids Fun Run and the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk in which more than 100 children and adults in wheelchairs, with walking partners, travel 1.5 miles around town. All funds raised at the event help support the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which provides medical, dental and therapy care to Matheny’s inpatients and to people with disabilities in the community.

Major Miles for Matheny sponsors include: The Poses Family Foundation; Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation; Archer & Greiner P.C.; BP Fueling Communities; WCBS-TV and WCBS Newsradio 880; Partlow Insurance Agency; Peapack-Gladstone Bank; and Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.