Friday, October 22, 2010

NFI and Supporters Race to End Father Absence

This past Sunday, NFI participated in the Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause 8k as the culmination of our fit2father campaign, a six-week initiative designed to help fathers and their families live healthier lifestyles. Fathers and families from around the country took the fit2father pledge and the Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause allowed D.C. fit2father participants the opportunity to show their support for NFI and the issue of involved fatherhood!

From NFI staff and family, to local runners, and DC-area supporters, the NFI team had a strong presence. Daddy bloggers like Matt from DC Urban Dad also joined the NFI team as we raced to end father absence.

Acumen Managing Director and NFI Board Member, Andy Schoka, connected NFI to this opportunity. “This year’s Race for a Cause event was our best yet and Acumen Solutions is thrilled to have the NFI participate as one of our benefiting non-profit partners," said Shocka. "The 8K race was challenging and the 1 mile fun run was perfect for families and really aligns well with the NFI’s fit2father message. I’m incredibly thankful for the difference the NFI is making and I’m pleased with the opportunity for Acumen Solutions to help contribute to the NFI’s mission for years to come.”

Missed out on fit2father? Stay tuned! We'll be launching our next opportunity for to get involved in one week!


  1. Was a great time and was a blast to meet everyone. Can't wait till next year. Keep running.

  2. Such a noble undertaking! I'm 100% with you on this endeavor. Absentee father's is an epidemic that can have a negative impact for generations to come. I hope that together we can make a difference in the lives of our kids.

    Where are you located? I'm in the Miami area. Hopefully we can work together to help to alleviate this troubling problem.

  3. This is a good venture. I understand the effects of absent fathers since my granfather left my grandmother for another woman and left the kids as well. The effects are showing up in my brothers and my own life to this day. I plan to do an attack speech on absente fathers. If you have any more information please send it to


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