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FUNDRAISER

Buffalo Wild Wings® will donate 10% of all pre-taxed sales from any guest that presents a fundraising ticket to the 5th Annual Dance With My Daddy. The Dance With My Daddy is a dance for fathers and their children with special needs.


Special Invitation to AFTR’sHonored Guests

 

In collaboration with Apple, AFTR is inviting you to spend an hour learning the latest technological tools to assist in enhancing communications.

 

Learn special accessibility features, special applications, and be part of a group helping to assist in understanding other capabilities. 

 

TWO SESSIONS AVAILABLE

WHEN: Friday, June 10th

WHERE: Apple Store Conference Room Kenwood Towne Center

(7875 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236)

TIME: 7:00 -  8:00 pm

Caregivers Only

 

OR

 

WHEN: Saturday, June 11th

WHERE: Apple Store Conference Room Kenwood Towne Center

(7875 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236)

TIME: 2:00 -  3:00 pm

Caregivers Only

 

There is a limit to each session of only 12 Caregivers because of facility and technological tool limitations.

 

Please RSVP with your session choice to info@dancewithmydaddy.com by May 31st.  

 Attendees will be eligible for special gifts.


Organization provides network for fathers with special needs kids

CINCINNATI  - JUNE —When Mark Walker found out his daughter, Kennedi, had a rare condition that would limit her day-to-day capabilities it took him about four years to come to terms with how that would impact their lives. But once he did, he wanted to find a way to make the journey a little easier for other fathers.

 

"You go to doctor’s appointments and schools and they always focus on the mother. They always want to talk to the mom first and you're just kind of sitting there, 'Like I am here too,'” Walker said.

 

READ THE ARTICLE HERE


Awesome Fathers Taking Roles (AFTR) Receives Their 501 (c) (3) Determination

CINCINNATI – September 9, 2013 – Awesome Fathers Taking Roles (AFTR), a non-profit organization that educates fathers and male role models in the homes of children with special needs, was awarded their 501 (c) (3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. The determination now makes all donations to the organization 100% tax-deductible.

 

AFTR is known for their annual Dance With My Daddy, an event that provides fathers and their children with special needs the opportunity to experience a full V.I.P. evening complete with formal wear, photography, sit-down dinner, dancing, games and prizes.

 

“Receiving our non-profit 501 (c) (3) status is a huge deal for our organization,” says Mark Walker, Founder / President of AFTR. “This is the first step in growing our organization and connecting more dads who have children with special needs.”

 

AFTR is currently preparing for their 2nd Annual Dance With My Daddy. The event is free for any father or father figure and their children with special needs. Registration is still open and all interested families can visit http://www.dancewithmydaddy.com/registration/ for more information.

 

About The Awesome Father Taking Roles

Awesome Fathers Taking Roles is dedicated to educating fathers and male role models in the homes of children with special needs to enhance the family unit in the special needs communities.

 

For more information please contact us at www.dancewithmydaddy.com or 513-341-7846.


Local Group Providing V.I.P. Treatment For Fathers and Their Children With Special Needs

CINCINNATI – September 13, 2012 – Dance With My Daddy is creating an incredible evening for Cincinnati-area fathers and their children with special needs. The dance will take place on October 26, 2012, from 7pm – 10:30pm at the Centennial Barn in Springfield Township (110 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215).

 

At the Dance With My Daddy, fathers and their children will receive the full V.I.P. experience complete with formal wear, photography, sit-down dinner, dancing, games and prizes. We will also invite other organizations to set up booths that the fathers can use for future resources.

 

“As a father of a child with special needs, there seems not to be much support for the father as he is looked upon to be a man and put the emotional hardship behind him,” says Mark Walker, Founder of Dance With My Daddy. “The Dance With My Daddy is a creative way for us to show there are other fathers of children with special needs going through the same thing.”

 

Dance With My Daddy is currently seeking more families to participate in the event as well as gathering volunteers to host our fathers and their children with special needs. The Dance With My Daddy is also seeking community support through much-needed donations to complete the once in a lifetime experience. We would like to raise enough money to pay for the fathers and their children to attend at no cost as well as provide the fathers with surprise scholarships to assist with costly medical bills. Lists of sponsorship packages are available at www.dancewithmydaddy.com/sponsorships/.

 

The Dance With My Daddy has been able to secure donations and sponsorships from Chick-fil-a, Ropers Catering, Centennial Barn, Cool Critters Outreach and Southern Ohio printing.

 

About The Dance With My Daddy

 

The 2012 Dance With My Daddy focuses on the relationship a father has with their children with special needs. Our program will provide fathers and special needs children the opportunity to spend constructive quality time together over a catered hot meal, dancing, and games. We will also invite other organizations to set up booths that the fathers can use for future resources.

 

We are starting the Dance With My Daddy because, our oldest daughter, Kennedi, was originally diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Cornelia de Lang. In more recent years doctors have backed off the diagnosis but they have yet to determine what has caused her developmental delay. We know fathers play an essential role in their special needs child’s life. Some of the most meaningful moments in a special needs child’s life are spent with their father. Also we know how difficult it is to be a father of a child with special needs.

 

For more information please contact us at www.dancewithmydaddy.com or 513-341-7846.


Local Group Providing V.I.P. Treatment For Fathers and Their Children With Special Needs

By: Brian Yocono, byocono@wcpo.com

CINCINNATI - 9 News talks with Mark Walker about his new program 'Dance With My Daddy,' which was designed to help dads who are raising children with special needs.

 

On Oct. 26, Walker is organizing an evening for Cincinnati-area fathers and their children with special needs.

From formal wear to photography, dancing and food, fathers can network with each other and representatives from community social service organizations.

 

To learn more about the event at the Centennial Barn in Springfield Township and upcoming fundraising events, click here.

 

Read more: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_central_cincinnati/downtown/dance-with-me-daddy-to-support-dads#ixzz2IlUjveZD

 


Dance With My Daddy / Chick-fil-a Spirit Night Fundraiser

Come eat the best chicken on the planet and give back to a worthy cause.

Dance With My Daddy has teamed up with Chick-fil-a to raise funds for the Dance With My Daddy. Dance With My Daddy provides fathers and their children with special needs the opportunity to spend constructive quality time together over a catered hot meal, dancing, and games.

Print out the flyer below and bring it to the store and 15% of your purchase will be donated back to the Dance With My Daddy.

If you cant print out the flyer below simply go the the Chick-fil-a Voice of America and mention that you want to donate 15% of your purchase to the Dance With My Daddy.

For more info about Dance With My Daddy please visit http://www.dancewithmydaddy.com/

If you would like to donate to Dance With My Daddy please visit http://www.gofundme.com/dancewithmydaddy