June 4, 2005
Four Virginia dad have been named "Fathers of the Year" by the Father's Day Council and the American Diabetes Association.
One of those honorees is Dr. Eugene Barrett, a Professor of Medicine at UVA. Barrett and the other fathers were chosen for excelling in their professional and personal lives, while striving to improve.
"I think it's more a sense of stepping back and saying 'Gee here are some folks who are representative of many people, who are trying pretty hard to work well in their community, while doing a responsible job of raising a family,' which I think is a nice thing to step back and recognize," says Barrett.
The fathers were honored at a testimonial dinner, in which all of the proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Foundation to promote education and research about the disease.