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2019 Dapper Dads Raise over $540,000 for Women’s Health in Mid-Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 2, 2019 12:00 PM

DDswhSparrow Foundation and the Women Working Wonders committee wrap up another successful year!

LANSING, MI – About $542,000 was raised for women’s health in the recent 2019 Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders (W3) 10th Annual Dapper Dads Challenge & Fashion Show.

Over the past 10 years, the event has raised nearly $4 million to support women’s health initiatives in Mid-Michigan.



Delta Dental of Michigan’s Daniel Lovejoy earned the title of “Top Dapper Dad” by raising the most money through online donations and dollars collected during the Dapper Dads Fashion Show Thursday June 6th in Lansing, MI.

He was followed by a dozen other top vote-getters (in order):  Sean Bertolino, Jackson National Life; Dean Holland, Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America; Mark Clouse, Eyde Company; Greg Walthorn, Plante Moran; Simon Haddad, Neogen; Mark and Joe Burzych, Fahey, Schultz, Burzych & Rhodes, PLC (father Joe is a 98-year-old military veteran); Don Simon, Farm Bureau Insurance; Patrick Dean, Dean Transportation; Bill Burke, Rehmann; Kris Kassel, Fox Sports College Properties; and Richard Bennett, M.D., Sparrow Medical Group Urology (the randomly drawn 13th Dapper Dad).


Each will appear in a special Dapper Dads Calendar that will be available for order this October through the Sparrow Foundation and online at SparrowFoundation.org/DapperDads.

The Dapper Dads Challenge consists of two parts: A 12-week campaign for online votes from the region, and the fashion show (the culmination of the Challenge). Each vote costs $5, is tax-deductible and supports W3’s mission of improving women’s health in mid-Michigan. 

This Fashion Show’s Presenting Sponsors were the University Club of MSU and Kositchek’s. The Runway Sponsor was Dart Bank.

The Dapper Dads Challenge is organized by W3. Now in its 17th year, W3 has raised more than $4.4 million for equipment and resources that have improved the health and psychological well-being of thousands of Mid-Michigan women.


Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.


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