Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies third annual ‘Me and My Dad’ Challenge
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., third annual Me and My Dad Challenge at Joseph C. Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale; to encourage fathers’ engagement in their children’s lives.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies have partnered with The City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation; Children’s Services Council of Broward County; Broward County Public Schools Early Education Program and Title I; Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children; City of Fort Lauderdale; the SWIMS Foundation; The Beat 103.5, and other organizations have joined to gather to make this a fun and informative event for the whole family. Fathers with their children will participate in an obstacle course, three-point shoot-out, baseball, and other exciting team building activities.
Because drowning is the number one cause of death for children zero-five years old and to launch the Water Smart Broward Campaign, the event will offer information on drowning prevention and swimming techniques in the aquatic park area. Dads’ involvement in the lives of their children is one way to help them grow safe, healthy and nurtured; teaching ways to be “Water Smart” will keep them from drowning.
Keynote speakers will be Florida House Representative Bobby B. DuBose and 103.5 The Beat host Papa Keith. Other guest speakers and community leaders will also be there to in-spire the men to be great fathers and role models. In addition, the event will feature a resource fair with a dozen local organizations providing information and giveaways to attendees.
To compete in the Challenge, participants must register on-line at www.memydad3.eventbrite.com or call Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward (954) 765-0550. This event is free and open to the community.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1987 dedicated to reducing infant deaths by strengthening families through a comprehensive approach to prenatal care, parenting, education and support services.