World Record Attempt

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Dearest Reader,

On January 21st, 2013 (National Hug Day), my team and I will be attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for "The Most Hugs Given in 24 Hours by an Individual."

Motive #1: To help Make a Wish Foundation enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work.

Motive #2: To uplift those around me by encouraging them to find joy in serving others on account of their time, talent, and resources.

I have three goals I hope to achieve with your help:

Goal #1: Hug a minimum of 10,000 people on January 21st, 2013.

Goal #2: Raise a minimum of $100,000 in sponsored hugs.

Goal #3: Share the Make a Wish Foundation with 1,000,000 people (measured by an increase in their Facebook "Likes").

I would be honored if you would help my team and I achieve these goals. To sponsor a hug or make a matching gift for the total hugs given email us at To become a media partner and help us spread the word email us at To volunteer or learn more about the event email us at Thank you for your time.

Most Sincerely,

David E Parsons III