Wheeling and walking

Adult patient Jessica Evans and walking partner.

Named after the late Lu Huggins, a co-founder of Miles for Matheny, the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk is a 1.5 mile walk through downtown Peapack, NJ. Members of the community are invited to walk with Matheny students and patients in an event that is truly a celebration of the abilities of those who are physically challenged. Our students and patients look forward to this walk every year, as Miles is “their” day. Join us for what we promise will be a very rewarding experience on Sunday, April 21.

This year, Partlow Insurance Agency will be the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk Sponsor at Miles for Matheny. Partlow, headquartered in Winchester, VA, is recognized nationally as the leader in insuring nonprofit social service and special education institutions.

Other activities at Miles for Matheny include a USATF-certified 5K Road Race, five different Cycling routes, a Kids Fun Run and The Friends of Matheny “Breakfast of Champions” followed by luncheon refreshments in Liberty Park. All funds raised at Miles will help support the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which provides medical, dental and therapy care to Matheny’s inpatients and to people with disabilities in communities throughout New Jersey.

Other major sponsors are: Poses Family Foundation, title sponsor; 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 www.milesformatheny.org or call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260.

Adult patient Chris Saglimbene with the NJ Devils mascot.