More than 200 people from Square One's Healthy Families program came out to enjoy an evening of food, music, face painting, games and sunshine on June 21. This yearly event honors fathers and celebrates the important role that dads play in the lives of their children. Studies have shown that children who are raised with a father or father figure are:
- less likely to engage in dangerous behavior, including substance abuse, gang activity and promiscuity
- less likely to live in poverty
- more likely to perform better in school and pursue higher education
- less likely to become obese
Special thanks to volunteer Jeff Lomma for keeping us entertained with great music; and to our good friends at the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club for sharing in the fun!