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Tony Dungy speaks at ‘Dad Take Your Child to School Day’

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Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg got a visit from a special dad for "Dad Take Your Child to School Day" Wednesday.

  • Former Bucs Coach Tony Dungy spoke to Gibbs High students and dads
  • Dungy: Dad needs to be a part of child’s education
  • Simple way to do it: Read with your child

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach and Hall of Famer Tony Dungy spoke to students and their dads about the importance of strong role models in children’s lives.

“Being a dad is always going to be there, it’s never going to change,” Dungy said. “It’s so important, especially the way things are in our country. That’s our message with All Pro Dads, that fatherhood piece is just imperative that we get it right."

Dungy stressed the importance of fathers being involved in their children’s education.

“That yes, we want to spend time with them, that’s great on the weekends, but don’t neglect the time during the week where their brains are being challenged and stimulated. Be part of that process as well,” Dungy said.

Dungy’s message hit close to home for sixth grader Andrew Logan and his dad.

“I understand to work hard, take education because education will help you in life,” Andrew Logan said.

“It’s very, very, very, extremely important because we see so many misguided kids in the community,” Lloyd Logan said.

Dungy highlighted that a simple way for fathers to spend quality time with their children is to read a book with them.

All Pro Dad is an organization that helps encourage fathers to take an active interest in their family. It is supported by dozens of NFL players, coaches and alumni.

Other notable supporters from the Bucs include Leslie Frazier, Mark Dominik, Trent Dilfer, Shelton Quarles, Rob Taylor, Jason Odom, Jackie Harris and Bert Emanuel.

 

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Good Morning America’s Amy Robach Speaks Out

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Amy Robach

The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Hospital will host keynote speaker Amy Robach on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club.

 

Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America in March 2014. Since joining ABC News, she has traveled nationally and internationally to cover major news stories. Prior to joining ABC News, Robach worked at NBC News from 2003 to 2012.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at the urging of her colleague, Robin Roberts, Robach had her first mammogram in Oct 2013, which was broadcast live in front of millions of viewers. Weeks later, she received the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy and subsequent treatment, and says the decision to have that on-air mammogram was “the difference between life and death.”

In her new book, Better, Robach chronicles her journey of the 12 months following her breast cancer diagnosis. From her on-air mammogram to her treatment and its impact on her work life, her family and her marriage, Robach takes readers on an emotional journey of resilience, bravery and hope.

Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s is a leadership network of community-minded women who change and save lives in the Tampa Bay community by investing annual membership gifts in collaboration with other women leaders. Gifts of Philanthropic Women support health care for women, children and families at St. Joseph’s Hospitals.

 


Individual tickets for the luncheon are $ 100. Seating is limited.
For more information about the event or to register, please contact the St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation at 813. 872.0979 or visit SJHFoundation.org.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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