Danny Ambroziak was admitted as a resident at Matheny in 1997 when he was 12 years old. Today, 31-year-old Danny still lives at Matheny, and his parents, Rich and Linda Ambroziak of Surf City, NJ, are so appreciative of the care he has received that they recently donated $1,000 to Miles for Matheny, the annual fundraiser and community event being held Sunday, June 5.
“There are a lot of great things going on at Matheny,” said Rich, during a recent visit, “and we want to dedicate our contribution to the green zone.” The green zone is one of three residential sections at Matheny, and Danny has resided there for 19 years. His family initially learned of Matheny from his pediatrician, the late Dr. Lawrence Taft. Dr. Taft was a member of the Matheny medical staff for 13 years and helped establish the field of neurodevelopmental pediatrics.
The 19th annual Miles for Matheny is a family-friendly event that raises funds and awareness for children, adults, and teens with developmental disabilities. Activities include: the Lu Huggins Wheelchair walk, five Cycling rides, a one-mile walk/jog Fitness Walk, a Kids Fun Run for children ages 3-10, and the “Breakfast of Champions”, presented by The Friends of Matheny. Premier sponsor is the Poses Family Foundation. Other major sponsors are: the Golub Family, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Partlow Insurance, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C., Attorneys at Law, and WCBS Newsradio 880.
All proceeds from Miles will benefit programs and services that enhance the lives of the children, teens, and adults served by Matheny. To register or to form a fundraising team, log onto www.milesformatheny.org. For assistance, call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To support the Ambroziaks’ fundraising team, click on Search for Participant and type in dannya.