Kaila’s Krew, one of many teams formed by Matheny families.
A great way to raise money to support Miles for Matheny, our annual fundraiser and community event, is to start a team for your school, church, book club, running club or friends and family. It’s a fun way to spend the day together at the event and a great way to help get more donations. You can create a team registration page, train together, set team fundraising goals or even make it a “friendly” competition among your teammates to see who can raise the most money.
Team fundraising tips are offered online at www.milesformatheny.org. You can also call Patricia Cats at (908) 234-0011, ext. 260, or email her at email@example.com.
Miles for Matheny is being held Sunday, April 21, at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack, NJ. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which provides medical, dental and therapy care to Matheny inpatients and people with disabilities in the community. Activities include: five Cycling Routes, a USATF-certified 5K Road Race, Kids Fun Run, the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk and The Friends of Matheny “Breakfast of Champions”, followed by luncheon refreshments in the park.
Major Miles sponsors are: Poses Family Foundation, title sponsor; Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C., attorneys at law; Peapack-Gladstone Bank; Partlow Insurance Agency; Affinity Federal Credit Union; and WCBS-TV and WCBS Newsradio 880.
Running team from RDA Fitness in Byram, NJ.
The Harter family, from left: Meghan, Doug, Jack, Katie and Caroline.
Jack’s Team, formed by the family of six-year-old Matheny day student Jack Harter, appears to be the top fundraiser for Miles for Matheny, with funds raised at the end of last week totaling $6,448.
When the Harters created a fundraising team last year, Jack’s father Doug said, “We are blessed with family and friends who want to do what they can to support Jack and us.”
Other top fundraisers, to date, are:
- Andy “Flash” Lash, family of adult patient Andy Lash, $4,253
- That’s How Scott Rolls, family of student Scott Gordon, $3,663
- Team Desatnick, family of student Bryan Desatnick, $3,481
- Team Porzio, law firm Porzio Bromberg & Newman, which also sponsored the kids fun run, $3,473
- TEAM Kids, members of the Ridge High School girls track team, $3,245
- Team Patrick, parents of student Patrick Conmy $2,770
- Cory Mazen, Bedwell School teacher, $1,855
- PAY IT FORWARD, team formed by Melanie Glick-Santiago, friend of Matheny parent Lisa Conturso, $1,625
- Christine Caratello of Roseland, NJ, $1,610.
All funds raised at Miles for Matheny help support the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which provides medical, dental and therapy care to Matheny inpatients and to people with disabilities in the community.
Adult patient Andy Lash with his father and sister at Miles for Matheny 2009.
As we head down the home stretch before Sunday’s Miles for Matheny, the top fundraising team is Jack’s Team ($4,158) formed by the family of Matheny student Jack Harter, followed closely by That’s How Scott Rolls, the team created by the family of another Matheny student, Scott Gordon ($3,463). The remaining top 10 fundraisers are:
- Patrick’s Team (student Patrick Conmy) $2,700
- Desatnick Team (student Bryan Desatnick) 2,625
- Andy “Flash” Lash (adult patient Andy Lash) 2,585
- TEAM Kids (Ridge High School girls track team) 2,415
- Cory Mazen (Bedwell School teacher) 1,760
- Team Schapiro (Basking Ridge family) 1,275
- Christine Corratello (Roseland resident) 1,260
- Pay it Forward (Friend of student Dina Conturso) 1,115
All funds raised at Miles for Matheny help support the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which provides medical, dental and therapy care to Matheny inpatients and to people with disabilities in the community. Major Miles sponsors are: 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.
Online registration closes at midnight on April 18, but on-site registration begins at 9 a.m. at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack.