I became acutely aware that virtually everything that parents say and do has a powerful effect on our children.
Short Hills, NJ (Vocus) September 16, 2010
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has announced the top ten finalists of their summer-long search for the 2010 Best Dad on Wheels.
The online contest began in June with individuals nominating a biological, adoptive, or foster father living with paralysis that has proven being a great dad is more about heart, and not about how you get around.
All the nominations were compassionate and spirited, making the decision extremely difficult to narrow down to just ten. The finalists were selected by a panel of judges based on a 200-word essay and photo submitted at ChristopherReeve.org.
Eight-year-old Jack Gulick writes, "My dad is fun. He plays the Wii with me, and we play computer games together. He gives me advice about playing baseball because he used to play when he was little. He was catcher, so I think I would be good at that too. My dad comes to all my games and even helps coach. He takes care of me when I'm sick and knows how to help me if I'm scared. My favorite thing about my dad is that he's still alive after his accident. "
Currently, the top ten finalists, their stories and photos are featured on the Reeve Foundation website, ChristopherReeve.org. From now through September 24, 2010 the public can vote on which dad they believe demonstrates dedicated and supportive qualities. The winner will be announced around the date of what would have been Christopher Reeve’s 58th birthday (September 25).
In Nothing Is Impossible, Christopher Reeve wrote, “I became acutely aware that virtually everything that parents say and do has a powerful effect on our children.”
The winning dad will also receive a $500 gift card from vineyard vines.
Go to http://www.ChristopherReeve.org/bestdad to read the entries for the finalists and then vote.
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 http://www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.
About 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.