Going the miles for Andy

Andy Lash at Miles for Matheny in 2013, with, from left, Dan ??, Melissa and Jack Lash, Morgan ?, and Fred Lash.

Andy Lash at Miles for Matheny in 2013, with, from left, Dan Kane, Melissa and Jack Lash, Morgan and Fred Lash.

Andy Lash will turn 44 in July, and, according to his brother, Justin, “his life has been immeasurably improved by his many years at Matheny. He’s truly a citizen of the community there and has build many long relationships with both his fellow residents and members of the staff.”

That’s why Justin, his wife, Melissa, and son, Jack, along with his parents, Fred and Sue Lash, and sister, Morgan and her husband, Dan, will all be walking with Andy in the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk at the 18th annual Miles for Matheny on Sunday, May 31, in Peapack, NJ. The Lash family members have been participating in Miles for 15 years, and Justin estimates they have raised more than $50,000. This year, their Andy “Flash” Lash fundraising team has a goal of raising $5,000, and they had totaled $2,000 as of April 30.

“We are reaching out to work colleagues and other associates,” Justin says, “to remind them of who Andy is, the life he leads and how even a small donation means so much to him and his fellow Matheny residents. The response is always touching and reminds us of how many good people there are in our midst.”

In addition to the Wheelchair Walk, which proceeds one mile around downtown Peapack, Miles activities include five Cycling rides, a Kids Fun Run, and a new one-mile Fitness Walk, which is stroller-friendly and precedes the Wheelchair Walk. There is also a “Breakfast of Champions” sponsored by The Friends of Matheny.

The premier sponsor of Miles is The Poses Family Foundation. Other major sponsors are: The Golub Family, Mariner Wealth Advisors–Madison; Partlow Insurance Agency, Peapack–Gladstone Bank, Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C. Attorneys at Law, and WCBS Newsradio 880. For more information or to register, log onto www.milesformatheny.org. To support Andy Lash, go to Search for Participant and type in Andy “Flash” Lash.

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