WGN Radio After Hours with Rick Kogan
WGN Radio — Chicago October 3, 2016
“John St. Augustine and David Hirsch: Live vicariously through the bad role models to avoid being one”
WGN vet John St. Augustine and David Hirsch co-authored 21st Century Dads: A Father’s Journey to Break the Cycle of Father Absence, and they talk about who or what inspired them to be good dads themselves.
You can hear the whole conversation here.
WGN Radio – September 7,2016
Phillip Jackson, Executive Director of The Black Star Project, joins Justin Kaufmann to discuss his career, growing up in Chicago, the continuing problem of crime and violence in Chicago, The Million Father March, and the importance of getting men involved in the lives of children.
Listen to the complete interview here.
The Daily Reporter Interview
The Daily Reporter, Coldwater, MI —June 18, 2016
Interview with Daily Reporter: Daily Reporter
WTVB Interview, Coldwater MI — June 16, 2016
Sandusky Register — June 15, 2016
Dads Honor Ride visits Sandusky
SANDUSKY — After riding 57 miles along Lake Erie from Cleveland to Sandusky on Monday, the Dads Honor Ride crew stopped in town to rest overnight before continuing to Toledo. The group is on an estimated 1,500 mile journey from Boston to Chicago to raise awareness about children growing up without father figures.
Visit the Sandusky Register to read the entire article or download a pdf here: Sandusky Register: Dads Honor Ride visits Sandusky 6:15
John St. Augustine Interview
Life Matters with John St. Augustine — June 14, 2016
24 million children grow up without knowing who their fathers are and that gaping wound is at the root cause of so many ills of society insists David Hirsch, founder of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative and author of “21st Century Dads : A Father’s Journey To Break The Cycle of Father Absence.” David rode his bike 2,300 miles + in 21 days in 2015 to bring awareness to the responsibility of fatherhood and talks with John who collaborated on the book about the many ways celebrating Father’s Day creates a positive ripple effect.
Listen to the entire John St. Augustine Show Episode #35 here.
June 13 — Mt Pleasant Baptist Church Mentorship Program
WOLD Baltimore — June 6, 2016
Interview with Cassandra Ferguson.
ABC2 News – Baltimore Interview
ABC2 News.Com, WMAR Baltimore — June 6, 2016
Aol.on — Monday, June 6, 2016
View the segment here.
Baltimore Sun Interview
The Balitmore Sun — Monday June 6, 2016
The Center for Urban Families now stands to receive a $1,000 donation from bicyclists in the Dads Honor Ride. They’re riding three weeks — from Boston to Chicago, by way of Baltimore — and visiting organizations, such as the family center in Mondawmin, that support fathers.
Newsday, Suffolk, Long Island — 6-2-16
A group of cyclists biking 1,500 miles to support charities that help fathers become more active in their kids’ lives made a pit stop in Commack Wednesday.
The second annual Dads Honor Ride kicked off on Memorial Day in Boston and will end in Chicago on Father’s Day.
Last year, the cycling campaign netted about $75,000 for local fatherhood charities.
You can read the rest of the article here:Newsday article 6:2:16
WBZ News Radio – CBS Boston
WBZ News Radio – CBS Boston — Monday May 30, 2016
Boston Globe Interview
Boston Globe — May 28, 2016
A man from the Chicago area plans to bicycle all the way home from Boston to urge fathers to deeply engage with their children.
David A. Hirsch, 55, believes that many of society’s ills, from high dropout rates to drug abuse to crime, are connected to children growing up without fathers or other strong male role models.
“We’re trying to get the message to fathers to be more present in their children’s lives . . . financially present, physically present, emotionally present, and spiritually present,” he said. “I call that the mantra of fatherhood, or the four pillars of being a great dad.”
Download and read the article: Boston Globe article 5:28:16
WGN: Bill Leff & Wendy Snyder Show
WGN Radio Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Show 5-25-16
Bill and Wendy are joined by David Hirsch and John St. Augustine. They talk about their new book 21st Century Dads: A Father’s Journey to Break the Cycle of Father Absence, David’s upcoming bicycle trip.
Dads Honor Ride
Dads Honor Ride is a cycling and fundraising campaign. The inaugural ride DHR15 took place from June 1-21, 2015. The ride started in Santa Monica, CA, loosely followed the iconic Route 66 and concluded in Chicago on Father’s Day.
Quintessential Barrington — July/August 2015
21 DAYS, 1 BIKE, AND 2,355 MILES
Being a dad in the 21st century is more challenging than in previous generations. More is expected from us, and research indicates that children benefit from a higher level of engagement with a father or father figure. Dads, we need to up our game!
The recent Dad’s Honor Ride 2015 was the inaugural event of the 21st Century Dads Foundation (see box). The journey started on June 1, 2015 at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier in California—loosely following the historic Route 66—and concluded on Father’s Day, June 21, in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field. Read the entire Quintessential Barrington article: QB Article.
VoiceAmerica/Andrew Busch Radio Interview
June 19, 2015
Engage Non Profit with Andy Busch
You can listen to the interview here.
WBBN Chicago Radio Interview
June 21, 2015 12:52 PM
CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago man has just arrived back in town just in time for Father’s Day after a 21-day charity bike ride from California, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh. Listen to the broadcast here…
Chicago Tribune Article
2,300-mile bike ride ends in Chicago on Father’s Day to recognize dads
David Hirsch concedes cycling 2,350 miles for 21 days straight isn’t logical.
But Hirsch did just that, loosely following Route 66 from Santa Monica, Calif., and arriving in Chicago on Father’s Day. He hoped to honor the value of fathers in their children’s lives through his ride. Read the entire article…
Chicago Sun-Times Interview
Dad’s cross-country bike ride raises $100K to help fathers help their kids
During daily phone calls to check in with her husband, who was in the midst a cross-country bicycle ride, Peggy Hirsch would hear the sound of cars flying past him and cringe a little.
“He’d be pedaling and talking on a hands-free headset and I’d hear “Vrooom! Vrooom!” and think about him on the shoulder of a highway,” she said. Read entire article…
Joel Osteen Live Radio Interview
June 15, 2015
You can listen to the interview here:
June 11, 2015
Chicago Scene: David Hirsch of the 21st Century Dads Foundation
Interview – Channel 10, CBS affiliate in Amarillo, TX
Angie Winn interviews David Hirsh about the “Dads Honor Ride” 6/11/2015 Kfda, News Channel 10 Amarillo.
June 8 — Albuquerque NBC4 Interview
June 8, 2015 — Interview with Kim Tobin of Albuquerque NBC4
Yahoo Finance – Los Angeles (Business Wire)
June 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Father’s Day Kicks Off Early as Dads Kick Up Their Kick Stands for First Bike Ride from LA to Chicago Supporting Major Charities Helping Dads Become Better Dad. Intrepid Dads Start Grueling 21-Day, 2,100-Mile Trek to City of Broad Shoulders Supporting Major Fatherhood Charities. Read the entire article.
21st Century Dads Foundation President Today’s Honoree
June 1, 2015
David Hirsch and the 21st Century Dads Honor Ride has been recognized by Today’s Honoree. Today’s Honoree recognizes individuals who are making a difference in the lives of others:
At a time when 24 million kids across America are growing up without their dads, David Hirsch and his 21st Century Dads Foundation have taken to the road for the inaugural Dads Honor Ride – a 21-day, 2,100-mile bike ride from LA. to Chicago concluding on Father’s Day – to provide the first such support local charities that help dads become more active in their kids lives.
Read the entire article here.
Daily Herald, IL
posted: 6/2/2015 5:30 AM
Constable: Can Barrington dad pedal from California by Father’s Day?
As founder of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, David Hirsch of Barrington needs to make it back home from California in time to celebrate Father’s Day. To accomplish that, the 54-year-old broker and financial adviser must pedal his bicycle 2,211 miles in 21 days. And he’s looking for volunteers to join him along the way.
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