Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Where ‘Ya Been?

Recently, some of you may have noticed a decline in posting frequency here at Long Island Dad. This is due to some added responsibilities taken on by yours truly. I have been asked by the Executive Director of the Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer to help out with some administrative computer work.



Needless to say, this is an honor. While I can’t participate in the walk itself (someone has to watch the kiddies), this is how I can help. I’m home anyway. I will help this great cause in any way I can. So some of my precious “alone, undisturbed computer time” has had to be redirected.

This, combined with, some craziness of schedules here at the ranch has caused a down tick in postings.

As I’ve always said, one of the best ways to teach our children charity and compassion is through example. While we continue to instill a sense of drive for success in our children, this must always be paired with a sense to help others. In building character; the two go hand in hand.

I’ve always tried to “do my part.” My children see this and hopefully will mimic these actions as they enter their adult lives.

My wife and I have very little time to devote to worthy causes so we chose "our" causes very carefully. The Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer is a cause we’ve been 100% committed to since its inception. Long Island has one of the highest incidents of breast cancer in the country. 100% of the proceeds from this walk stay right here on Long Island to help fellow Islander’s afflicted with this terrible disease. This particular walk has little to no overhead because of many generous local sponsors – this ensures the maximum amount raised go directly to those who need it most. Nobody involved with this walk takes any compensation. This makes it different from most other fund raisers around the country.

Unfortunately, being a Long Islander this disease has affected our family too. We fight on behalf of those who can no longer fight!

Thanks for understanding.

Long Island Dad will continue to post as frequently as I can. The Helper’s not going anywhere and I’m sure he’ll be up to something shortly.

16 comments:

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

That's awesome! They are lucky to have you help...What a wonderful thing to offer...

I can't wait to hear all about it...

Karly said...

Good for you for helping out! I'd been wonderin' where you were!

DraMa said...

There you are! I completely understand your absence and will relinquish you to your family and charity... Good for you!!

Can't wait to see you back on a regular basis though!

Augs Casa said...

welcome back amigo. Sounds like you have your hands full. Hope all is well. Oh and BTW, I hope you appraciate what the bears did for your Jets. Thomas Jones is a keeper.

Gretchen said...

What a wonderful reason not to post.

Mike said...

Very cool way to help out!

Angel said...

Excellent and worthwhile cause of course! I applaud you for your giving spirit! There is more to life than blogging and you are doing a wonderful thing.

So inspiring! You're touching lives!

Terry said...

I was wondering where ya been?

You are such a wonderful member of this thing we call Society. A true inspiration!! Glad all is well, and look forward to your (Ummmm) return!!

What a great way to teach your children, thru example!!

Terri said...

Awww,
I think that's great!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terri said...

Excellent cause, good luck on the ensuing work. I wonder why L.I. has the highest rate?

Angel said...

Keep up the good work. I know you're busy and there is no need to respond either way. I just wanted to stop by and say 'hi' and keep up the noble and good work. I also wanted to say I hope you and your family are all doing well!

Shanna said...

It's so great when men join in causes that are primarily for women - thank you for sharing! :)

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