The bottom line

Fat Bottom Girls cycling group from last year’s Miles for Matheny. From left, David and Fran Graham, Bethlehem Twp., NJ; Nora Godown, Chester, NJ; Jill Reuter, Nazareth, PA; Meg and Steve Slutter, Clinton Twp., NJ. Jill, Nora and Meg are sisters.

The Fat Bottom Girls Biking Club is back for a second year at Miles for Matheny. Last year, four members rode the 25-mile route, and two members did the 10-mile ride. “What I liked best about the event was its personal feel and the scenic route we rode on,” says Nora Godown of Chester, NJ. “Of course, most importantly, we all enjoyed supporting Matheny. This year, I’m looking forward to the same beautiful scenery with perhaps more Fat Bottoms riding with us. I also love seeing the Matheny students enjoying themselves and just being stars at the event.”

Godown first became familiar with Matheny when she moved to Chester and brought birthday cupcakes through the Chester Newcomers Club. “Later, my daughter volunteered at Matheny in the evenings,” she recalls. “Before becoming volunteers, my daughter and I took a tour, and I can honestly say I have never been more impressed! We were stunned by what we heard of the programs offered there and by the facility itself.”

This year, the Fat Bottom Girls have formed a team page on the Miles for Matheny website, with a fundraising goal of $2,000. All funds raised at Miles for Matheny 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. Peapack-Gladstone Bank is the cycling sponsor. Other major sponsors are the Poses Family Foundation, the Golub family, Partlow Insurance, 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.

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