Credit: Sparrow Foundation
Credit: Sparrow Foundation

Karen Grannemann stopped by to talk about The Dapper Dad's Challenge and Fashion Show tomorrow night! A great fundraiser for the Sparrow Foundation!

Dapper Dads Interview Part 1

Dapper Dads Interview Part 2

9th Annual Dapper Dads

Challenge & Fashion Show

Lansing's Leading Men Supporting Women's Health

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Washington Square, in front of Kositchek's

What happens when some of Lansing's
most Dapper men come together for a friendly
competition to benefit a great cause, and strut their
stuff down the LaFontaine Automotove Group runway?

Lots of fun and nearly $600,000 raised
to help patients right here in Mid-Michigan!

The Dapper Dads Challenge and Fashion show consists of a campaign for online votes from the community, and the Dapper Dad's Fashion Show, which is the culmination of the challenge. Each vote costs $5 and is 100% tax-deductible; all proceeds support the mission of women's health. The suite of Dapper Dads in 2017 raised nearly $600,000 during the campaign, which lead to amazing competition and very creative performances on the runway during the Fashion Show!


Since its inception, this popular event hosted by Women Working Wonders (W3) and the Sparrow Foundation, has raised more than $1,600,000 in support of the physical and psychological health of women in mid-Michigan. Every year, local community leaders and professionals, who are passionate about supporting women's health in our region, are recruited to be a new suite of Dapper Dads and Dudes.


Founded in 2002 by Lansing entrepreneur Virginia Hilbert, the Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders (W3) Committee works tirelessly to support the physical and psychological health of women in mid-Michigan.  The committee comprises more than 35 professional women from the Greater Lansing area. With the generous support of our community, W3 has raised more than $2.2 million for initiatives that advance women’s health. Its signature fundraisers are The Dapper Dads Challenge and Fashion Show, and Kaleidoscope.
Thanks to community philanthropy, W3 supported/funded projects include:
  • A $250,000 MicroSelection HDR V2 that reduces radiation treatment for Patients
  • A state-of-the-art stereotactic breast biopsy machine for Sparrow’s Radiology Department.
  • A dedicated room for the compassionate treatment of sexual assault victims.
  • A Transition-to-Hospice Program that helps terminally ill Patients and their families ease into end-of-life care.
  • An Infant Bereavement Program for the heartbreaking times when parents lose a newborn.
  • Pocket-sized cards outlining symptoms of heart disease and stroke specific to women, created and distributed throughout the region.
  • A comfortable (and comforting) family lounge in Sparrow’s Neurosciences Center.
  • Softer, more comfortable examination gowns for women undergoing mammograms at Sparrow.
  • A lactation clinic at Sparrow to assist mothers who may have challenges breastfeeding their new babies.
  • The creation of the Deb Atkinson W3 Endowment
  • A $1 million pledge to Sparrow's new Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

Sparrow Foundation

Sparrow Foundation Women Working Wonders (W3) Dapper Dads event


Dapper Dads Home

To vote, scroll to the bottom and enter the number of votes you would like for each contestant in the spot beside or below their picture. Votes are $5 each. You may vote for as many dads as many times as you wish! All vote purchases are 100% tax-deductible.

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