Top Miles fundraiser

Scott Gordon in his classroom with speech-language pathologist Jaclynne Dietrich.

As we head into the home stretch for Miles for Matheny, our community event and fundraiser being held Sunday, April 21, the top fundraiser is the Gordon family of New Providence, NJ, whose 13-year-old son Scott is a student in the Matheny School. As of March 27, the Gordons’ fundraising team, “That’s How Scott Rolls” had raised $3,542, easily surpassing its initial fundraising goal of $1,080. The fundraising, according to the Gordons, is being done “in honor of our son, Scott, and his fantabulous team of teachers, caregivers and therapists. We love and appreciate you all!”

Scott currently lives at home, but he is on the waiting list for residency at Matheny. “As Scott began getting bigger,” his mother Julie explains, “we began to think about residential. Nobody wishes that for their child, but given his size and his needs, we realized this was the best thing.”

The 16th annual Miles for Matheny will be held at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack, NJ. Activities 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” followed by refreshments in the park. All funds raised will 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 communities throughout New Jersey. Major sponsors are 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 or call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260. To support “That’s How Scott Rolls”, click on Search for Participant and type in the team name.