Go Bo

Bo Geraghty on a camping trip with recreation therapist Saori Cheth.

Liz and Michael Geraghty of  Cranford, NJ, believe people with disabilities should have an opportunity “to experience all that life offers.” With that in mind, they have formed a fundraising team called “Go Bo” to raise money for Miles for Matheny, our annual community event being held Sunday, April 21, at Liberty Park in Peapack, NJ. The “Bo” is Bozena, the Geraghty’s 22-year-old daughter, who became a Matheny resident in 2009. As of April 16, the Geraghtys had raised $1,185.

Because of the security and peace of mind that Matheny has given her family, Liz Geraghty became very involved in Matheny’s activities and last year was elected president of Matheny’s auxiliary group, The Friends of Matheny. “My daughter doesn’t walk,” she says, “and she doesn’t talk. But during her first year at Matheny, the recreation department told me they wanted to take her camping, and I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding!”

Activities at Miles for Matheny include the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk, a 5K Run, five different Cycling routes, a Kids Fun Run and The Friends of Matheny’s “Breakfast of Champions,” plus luncheon refreshments in the park. All funds raised help support the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which provides medical, dental and therapy care to people with disabilities in communities throughout New Jersey. Major sponsors include: the Poses Family Foundation, title sponsor; Partlow Insurance Agency; Peapack-Gladstone Bank; Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C.; Affinity Federal Credit Union; and WCBS-TV and WCBS Newsradio 880.

To find out how you can be part of this fun-filled and uplifting event, log onto www.milesformatheny.org or call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260. To help support Go Bo, click on Search for Participant and type in the team name.