Editor's Note: On July 16, 12 fathers completed a hike across England along Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for a nonprofit camp that helps children of adults with cancer. Atlanta Dads Group member Michael Moebes was one of them, and here he chronicles the experience. Last week, we completed our much-anticipated walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea along Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. It was the second life experience (the first one being going to war) I’ve had which I can now describe with the phrase, “I probably wouldn’t choose to do it again, but I wouldn’t take anything for … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: On July 12, City Dads Group sponsors the Dads4Kesem walk across the UK. Our goal: having our members and friends donate at least $1,000 in total to benefit the creation of the new Camp Kesem chapter at University of Maryland. In this post, one of those Dads4Kesem -- and L.A. Dads Group member -- Whit Honea writes about why he is making this trek.
Childhood. We all had one. We were all children and all that comes with it, and the experience thereof has greatly impacted our adult lives and our own parenting in ways that we may not fully … [Read more...]
City Dads Group will join the effort to raise awareness and funds to battle childhood cancers by setting up an Alex's Lemonade Stand in six U.S. metropolitan areas the weekend of June 11-12, 2016. Our fathers in Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City and Minneapolis-St. Paul will host the lemonade stands. All money raised will be donated to the Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for its work funding research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Details, including times and locations for each city, can be found on the City Dads Group's ALSF fundraising … [Read more...]
A dozen fathers, half of whom are City Dads Group members, will walk 80 miles -- sea to sea -- across northern England in July to raise money to benefit the children of parents with cancer and in the memory of one of their own. These fathers will hike along the historic Hadrian’s Wall, a fortification built in the first century A.D. that once marked the northernmost point of the Roman Empire, to support Camp Kesem. Kesem provides free summer camps and other events for the 3 million children nationwide affected by a parent battling cancer. The camp has 70 chapters in 34 states. The … [Read more...]
A special father lost his life over the weekend, and that loss brings great sorrow to not only to the wife and two young children who loved and cherished him as only family can but also to hundreds of other fathers who made up his extended family, virtual and IRL, in the dad blogging world. Oren Miller of Owings Mills, Md., author of the blog A Blogger and a Father and the founder of the "Dad Bloggers" Facebook community of more than 1,000 fathers strong, died Feb. 28 after a nine-month battle with lung cancer. He was 42. He is survived by his wife, Beth Blauer, and his children, Liam and … [Read more...]