Remember Must Love Kids?

by singlemomseeking on July 8, 2009


Do you remember those dads from that reality TV dating show, Must Love Kids?

Thanks to Facebook, I’ve stayed in touch with many of these great guys. And it’s Luke Himebaugh — above, with his daughters — who continues to blow me away.

I’ve been following Luke’s updates about his sister, Shayna, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age of 27 in 2005. She fought back and was declared cancer-free. Recently, however, the cancer has come back and spread.

Luke, being Luke, declared that he had to DO something. So, this November, he’s walking 120 miles in back-to-back weekends — in San Diego and Arizona.

Yes, that’s 60 miles in three days — done twice! “Luckily that’s Thanksgiving week, so it’s a short work week and I can recover,” says Luke.

“After my sister’s Breast Cancer diagnosis, not only do I walk for Shayna — but for my mom, step-mom, nieces, daughters and all of my female friends (and, males can get it too!),” he adds.

So, are you ready for the contest? First, if you can donate to Luke’s walk, thank you!

Click on either of these links:

Luke’s San Diego Walk or Luke’s Arizona Walk

Here’s Luke’s offer:

If you donate $100, Luke will put your name — or your business name — on a T-shirt for one of the days as one of his sponsors.

If you donate $200 or morehe “will let you negotiate with me what I do on the walk.”

You heard that right.

“Would you like me to wear pink knee-high socks one day?” says Luke. “Done. Do you have something else in mind?  No problem… Last year I shaved my hair into a Mohawk and tried to use gel to dye it pink.”

Clearly, the gel didn’t work, Luke?


So, would do you dare Luke to do as he walks?

Get creative. You know that Luke will. Recently, Luke even posed half-naked (!) for a calendar to raise more money to fight breast cancer.

I wish I had THAT photo to show you, but I haven’t seen Mr. December — yet. Luke promised to send me “a couple of autographed copies after I get them.” (In fact, his own mother “is already selling them to ladies at work.”)


So, what do you need to do to win? Dare Luke… and one of you will win 250 free custom stickers of your choice! (They’re great for potty training, kid’s responsibility awards, or just for fun!)

All right, let’s hear what you’d like Luke to do!


This contest is open through July 16. The winner will be chosen by

P.S. In the meantime, I’m sending Luke 250 of these printed stickers — below — from to wear and give away, with his motto:


I walk in hopes that someday, my daughters will only know breast cancer as something that Auntie Shayna once had.”

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Luke Himebaugh July 31, 2009 at 8:01 pm

For anyone who is still peeking at this, I just wanted to say that I made Chief, which is a huge accomplishment in the Navy.


Luke Himebaugh July 29, 2009 at 9:20 am

David, sweet, you can make the donation to either of my walks, and it’s definitely appreciated!

Rachel-YAY! I’m so glad you finally got it….not quite what you expected to see of me after “Must Love Kids”, was it? LOL. Glad you love it!


singlemomseeking July 27, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Ah, thanks David! I’d love to come!

P.S. Uh, Luke, your risque calendar came in the mail today. Whoa. Love it!!


David Silver July 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Hey Luke, Keep up the good work! Put me down for $250.00 and what you have to do is to get your kids together and join me Jacob & Garret for some pizza and swimming! Tough huh!!!! ( You can put my business name on your shirt too!!!!) Invite Kristen and Kevin also. And of course, Rachel you must come.


Dana July 21, 2009 at 10:30 am

YAY!! thanks for the update, Luke 🙂 checking it out now…..

Dana´s last blog post…the (in)conveniences of modern technology (part trois)


Luke Himebaugh July 18, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Ok, I actually do have a blog and put up my 60 Reasons to go 60 Miles…hope people read and enjoy it.

Luke Himebaugh´s last blog post…60 Reasons for me to go 60 Miles (TWICE!)


Luke Himebaugh July 14, 2009 at 8:28 am

Dana, I actually don’t have a blog, but I know I should… working on it this week actually… good idea!


Dana July 13, 2009 at 6:57 am

WOW! that is amazing to know!!

and you are very welcome – keep up the great energy for this cause. do you have a blog too…? if not, you should blog about your training, and the time leading up to the event 🙂

Dana´s last blog post…a great release


Kelli Bedway July 12, 2009 at 7:26 am

I am so impressed!!! Luke, I am walking in AZ. I will be looking for you!!


Luke Himebaugh July 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Dana, oh, I know-out of the 4000 or so we had walking in San Diego last year, probably less than 200 of us were guys…but, I’m not your typical average guy, I even have a HUGE pink ribbon tattooed on my forearm for the cause…Thanks you very much for the support!


Dana July 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Luke – i know you are… but i still think it is such a fantastic thing that you are so vocal about it… especially being a man (no offense intended – but typically, you see a majority of women rallying for the cause). keep up the great work – as soon as i get paid (next week) i will be making sure to contribute what i can!

Dana´s last blog post…a great release


Luke Himebaugh July 9, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Thanks all, and yes, I’m keeping track of the comments…any and all donations (to the links in the story) are greatly appreciated, and if you want the calendar, go to that link and order it, and make sure you credit me (Luke)…Dana, you’d be amazed-we had some 4000 people at the San Diego walk last year and raised something like 11 Million dollars…there are a lot of people fighting for this cause…I’m just one of the many…


Dana July 9, 2009 at 7:09 am

WOW! i wish there were more people out there like him willing to fight for this cause.

Luke, if you read this, you are an amazing man. i am praying for your sister. i am going to follow this feat of yours 🙂

Dana´s last blog post…my diatribe


Barry July 8, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Awesome Luke. You are a heck of a brother.

Barry´s last blog post…Was Paris Jackson Exploited?


Tecora July 8, 2009 at 7:44 pm

yes Luke is a GEM!!!


frank July 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm

okay, how do i find this guy to shake his hand? the world needs more of him


Luke Himebaugh July 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Thanks Rachel, and NO, the pink gel didn’t work…lol…


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