"...This is our opportunity to showcase fathers living with paralysis, share how they demonstrate profound acts of love, while honoring our founder and the entire paralysis community,” says Peter T. Wilderotter, Reeve Foundation President and CEO.
Short Hills, NJ (PRWEB) May 11, 2011
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has launched its second annual contest to name the 2011 Best Dad on Wheels via an online contest at ChristopherReeve.org/bestdad.
From May 4 through May 31, individuals may nominate a biological, adoptive, or foster father who is living with paralysis. In a 200-word essay, the individuals nominating their “best dad” must describe all the ways he is loving, motivating, and a real-life everyday role model.
Christopher Reeve said during a Keynote address at Brown University Parents’ Weekend in October 2011, “We cannot expect children to be replicas of us. From the minute they emerge from the womb they are already themselves. That must be honored, and they must given the tools and opportunities to go as far as they possibly can on their own.” The Reeve Foundation is seeking the “Best Dad on Wheels” who provides their children and communities with the “tools and opportunities” to grow.
Ten semi-finalists will be selected by a panel of judges based on the essay, photo, and optional video, submitted at ChristopherReeve.org/bestdad. From June 6 through June 14, finalists will be featured on ChristopherReeve.org for the public to view and cast their votes. The winner will be announced on June 16 just in time to celebrate Father’s Day.
“We know Christopher was a dignified and inspiring leader for all those living with paralysis,” says Peter T. Wilderotter, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation President and CEO. “He also was an incredible father. This is our opportunity to showcase fathers living with paralysis, share how they demonstrate profound acts of love, while honoring our founder and the entire paralysis community.”
The winning father will be named the Reeve Foundation’s 2011 Best Dad on Wheels and receive a gift package generously donated by vineyard vines.
To nominate a father to be named the 2011 Best Dad on Wheels, go to ChristopherReeve.org/bestdad. All entries must be submitted no later than Tuesday, May 31st at midnight Eastern Daylight Time.
About the Reeve Foundation
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information please visit our website at ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.
About the vineyard vines
vineyard vines, a company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented The Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at vineyardvines.com and at ten free-standing stores in Boston, MA; Edgartown, MA; Greenwich, CT; Mashpee, MA; Memphis, TN; Nantucket, MA; The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL; Southampton, NY; Washington, DC; and Westport, CT.
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