An ‘inspirational’ day

Matheny resident Jaime Barnes with, clockwise from left, Madeleine, Elenore, Chelsea and Matthew Mitschele.

Jaime Barnes has been a resident at Matheny for more than 10 years, and her sister, Chelsea Mitschele, has participated in Miles for Matheny every year. This year Chelsea and her husband Matthew created a Team Jaime page on the Miles for Matheny website to encourage family and friends to come out to Liberty Park in downtown Peapack, NJ, on Sunday, June 1, for what Chelsea describes as “a really inspirational day” and to contribute money to Jaime’s team page. Chelsea believes the event is uplifting because “you see the residents of Matheny out in the community, and you see all the support they receive from everyone who’s there.”

This year, both Chelsea and Matthew are planning to run in the 5K before moving over to cheer on the participants in the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk. Their three-year-old daughter Eleanore will be competing in the Kids Fun Run. As of May 9, Team Jaime had raised $525, but the Mitscheles were hoping that number would rise after they reached out to more family and friends.

In addition to the Wheelchair Walk, 5K and Kids Fun Run, activities at Miles include five different Cycling courses and The Friends of Matheny’s “Breakfast of Champions.” All funds raised help support the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, where more than 800 of New Jersey’s teens and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities have access to the best medical, dental and therapy care possible. Major sponsors include the Poses Family Foundation; the Golub family; Partlow Insurance;
Peapack-Gladstone Bank; Porzio, Bromberg & Newman PC Attorneys at Law; BP Fueling Communities; Delta Dental of New Jersey Inc., WCBS-TV and WCBS Newsradio 880. For more information about Miles for Matheny, log onto or call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260.

To help support Team Jaime, log onto the team web page.