Why We Do It

(L to R) The Chatham Turkey Trot President Curt Ritter presents a check to CTVFD President John Robertson and CTVFD Chief Matt Glogolich with The Chatham Turkey Trot Jr. Committee Members Will Ritter and Olivia Nevin


The 10th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot attracted nearly 1,000 runners and raised more than $27,000. Over the past ten years we have raised in excess of $150,000 to support our first responders and diabetes research and education including the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Diabetes Research Institutethe Chatham Emergency Squad and The


Barton Center for Diabetes Education.


Chatham Emergency Squad

(L to R) Past Chatham EMS President Tim Brown, The Chatham Turkey Trot President Curt Ritter presents a check to Chatham EMS President Evan Skinner, The Chatham Turkey Trot Jr. Committee Members Will Ritter and Olivia Nevin.

Diabetes Research Institute 

Josh Rednik, President and CEO of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, accepts a check from The Chatham Turkey Trot President Curt Ritter.

The Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department is dependent upon the support and contributions they receive from the residents they serve.


495 River Road
Chatham, New Jersey 07928

Phone: (973) 635-2828


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The Diabetes Research Institute is the largest and most comprehensive diabetes research center dedicated to curing diabetes. It is aggressively working to shrink the timeline toward the discovery of a biological cure for this disease. Their multidisciplinary teams of scientists, together with international collaborators, are bridging cell-based therapies with emerging technologies to restore insulin production in patients with diabetes.


University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
1450 N.W. 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: (305) 243-5300


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We are 87 of your neighbors, men and women. Most of us live in Chatham Township and Chatham Borough. We range in age from students to retirees.  We come from all professions. We have only three attributes in common:

  • We are highly trained professional EMTs (or training to qualify)
  • We are highly motivated to provide excellent care
  • We want to serve our neighbors and our community, without tangible reward

Chatham Emergency Squad
45 Spring Street
Chatham, NJ  07928


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The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. is one of the largest, independent camping and educational programs in the country dedicated to children who live with diabetes and the people who care for them. The Barton Center is a year-round camp, retreat, and conference center where learning and shared experiences combine to support and motivate children and families. More than 2,000 children and their families participate in our programs annually, including the Clara Barton Resident Camp for girls, Camp Joslin for boys, Vermont Overnight Camp, coed Adventure Programs, Family Programs, and coed Day Camps in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.


The focus of our programs is fun and support; the goal is to educate children and their families on how to manage the daily rigors of diabetes, so they can live fuller and healthier lives.


We collaborate on programs with a number of major medical centers, including UMass Memorial Health Care, Diabetes Research Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, American Diabetes Association, and many others.

Barton's diabetes team consists of experienced endocrinologists, nurse educators, dietitians, mental health professionals, and well-trained counselors – many of whom have diabetes themselves and serve as role models.


The Barton Center's commitment to excellence is underscored by its consistent high marks from accreditation and licensing organizations and, more importantly, from the children and families served. The Barton Center's main campus in North Oxford, Massachusetts, is located on the scenic grounds of the historic Clara Barton Birthplace and consists of modern facilities with access to over 200 acres of woodlands and fields.  Camp Joslin, a program owned and operated by The Barton Center, is located just three miles away in nearby Charlton on 145 acres of forest and sports fields surrounding a scenic 20-acre pond. The Barton Center complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is licensed by local boards of health, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.


The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc.

30 Ennis Road 
PO Box 356
North Oxford, MA 01537-0356


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