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Joy Juice 5k in DC this Weekend

Cool Dads and Cool Moms in the DC area, help Danny Allotta (@AlottaWays) and his non profit Joy Juice (@JoyJuiceOrg), which provides fashion makeovers to teens with cancer by joining them:

Saturday, April 30th at 9am for a 5k walk/jog fundraiser

at Hains Point, 1100 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington DC 20242.

Donation $30 – Receive a Joy Juice T-shirt
Donation $50 – Receive a Joy Juice T-shirt and a signed copy of Joy Juice, Alotta’s cancer memoir.
Watch this video to learn more about Joy Juice:

Also visit Joy Juice Website
Send all contributions via Pay Pal or Chase Quick Pay to JoyJuiceOrg@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell them your T-shirt size.

Joy Juice 5k

Fatherhood Friday Still Strong

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This week, NFL player Devon Still got the amazing news that his 4-year old daughter, Leah, diagnosed with pediatric cancer, was now cancer free!  We salute young, strong and cool dad Still this Fatherhood Friday.

When he got the good news, he finally re-signed with the team that allowed him to stay on the practice squad with health insurance supporting his daughter’s struggle.  Still signed  a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals..  He vowed not to play while his daughter fought cancer and now he plans to put attention towards the game and his daughter.

“I just felt numb,” Still said. “It was hard to believe especially with how bad the disease was spread throughout her body before. We were definitely hoping to hear that the treatment worked and tell us it digressed, but to say they didn’t see anything in her body the whole thing was shocking.”

 

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“When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her. It was not easy but every day, and every treatment, Leah fought like hell and kicked cancers butt! I’m so proud and blessed to call her my daughter. She has made an impact on me and on the world, at the age of four, that I can only wish to make in a lifetime.” -Devon Still

#DADSRULE #LeahSTRONG

Follow Devon on Instagram @man_of_still75

 

Cool Dad ESPN’s Stuart Scott Dies

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RIP ESPN’s Stuart Scott!

ESPN’s legendary Sportscenter sportscaster, Cancer fighter and cool dad, Stuart Scott passed away today. He was 49 and leaves two daughters behind.

Read our DaddysCool piece on Stu … Kicking Cancers Ass

“You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live. So live. Fight like hell, and when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let someone else fight for you.” –  Stuart Scott

New York Times Obituary

Stuart Scott Kicking Cancer’s Ass

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ESPN anchor Stuart Scott’s quiet fight against cancer is getting louder.  A recent artcle about him in The New York Times is the amplifier to blare Scott’s battle to the masses. If you have ever watched ESPN’s “SportsCenter” over the years you know Stu and the hip way he has helped change the way sports highlights are reported. The article sheds some light on the personal life of someone that I have watched  so often that he feels like one of the fellas.

Part of me felt bad that I didn’t know anything about his illness, but the other half felt incouraged and ready to cheer him on from the Screen Shot 2014-03-12 at 8.56.59 AMsidelines. Scott, 48, has two teen daughters and he speaks of how they deal with his illness, in the article.

When he first learned he had cancer, the girls asked him a lot of questions. Taelor once asked if the cancer would kill him, he recalled. “I         said: ‘It could, and that’s why we’re doing everything we can. That’s why I’m taking every medicine I can and that’s why I keep working        out so we can keep traveling the way we do and so I can act silly and goofy and keep embarrassing you.’?”

Scott is divorced and shares custody of daughters.

“I love my girls more than the air I breathe!” – Stuart Scott

Read about his everyday fight with cancer HERE. #DadsRule

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