Celebrating fathers in every form
UBCF would like to honor all fathers for their love, commitment, and dedication to their children and families. When one thinks of fatherhood, a familiar image may come to mind: perhaps a father and son having a catch in the backyard, or a dad teaching their daughter how to ride a bike. However, there is so much more to fatherhood than a snapshot, and it means a great deal more than one isolated moment.
So, what does it mean to be a father, or a father figure? It is certainly different for everyone. Fathers guide their children, picking them up when they fall, both physically and emotionally. They teach valuable life lessons. And of course we cannot ignore the iconic “dad jokes”. On the more serious side, dads help raise their kids to be the best versions of themselves. Even for those of us with less-than-great dads, valuable lessons are learned.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there including the single fathers, the widowers, and those who have lost a child. Happy Father’s Day to those who have adopted or fostered children and to those who may have complicated relationships with their children. You are not alone, we see you.
UBCF especially wants to pay tribute to all the father’s who lost a partner or child to breast cancer. Loss is a complicated thing. It can be especially difficult on days like these, which are meant for celebration. We are always thinking of you, but today we honor you. Take the time today to call your friends or relatives who may have experienced this type of loss and show your support.
UBCF is expanding our child sponsorship program to offer support to families that have lost a parent due to breast cancer and have children 18 or under in need of financial support. Please email Programs@ubcf.org to learn more.
On a lighter note, we want to leave you with a list of some of our favorite dad jokes to get your father’s day started on the right foot:
On a lighter note, we want to leave you with a list of some of our favorite dad jokes to get your father’s dad started on the right foot:
- Son: Dad, can you put my shoes on?
- Dad: I don’t think they’ll fit me.
- Dad: I wouldn’t buy anything with velcro, it’s a total rip-off.
- Q: Why did the scarecrow win an award?
- A: Because he was outstanding in his field!
- Q: What is the opposite of irony?
- A: Wrinkly!
- What do you call a fish wearing a bowtie? Sophishticated!
- I’m afraid for the calendar. Its days are numbered.
- And of course, the classic: “Dad, I’m hungry!”…..“Hi hungry, I’m dad!”
And with that, we want to wish all father’s out there a very happy father’s day. We love you!
To learn more about United Breast Cancer Foundation’s other programs and to make a contribution, visit ubcf.org