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Los Angeles Man Attempts to Set the World Record for Most Hugs Given in 24 Hours on 1/21/13

A Los Angeles man will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the Most Hugs Given in 24 Hours on National Hug Day at ESPN Zone L.A. LIVE between January 20 and January 21, 2013

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PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 16, 2013 - OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

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: David Parsons III
Cell Phone: 424.234.3373
Email: Info@Hug4Wishes.org

LOS ANGELES MAN TO SET A WORLD RECORD FOR THE MOST HUGS GIVEN IN 24 HOURS AT THE ESPN ZONE L.A. LIVE 1/21/13 TO HELP GRANTS WISHES GIVE HOPE TO CHILDREN BATTLING CANCER A SECOND TIME

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Los Angeles, CA (January 11, 2013) -- On January 21, 2013 (National Hug Day), David Parsons III will attempt to hug 10,000 people to set the Guinness World Record for "The Most Hugs Given in 24 Hours by an Individual," at ESPN Zone L.A. LIVE.

Through "sponsored hugs" David hopes to raise a minimum of $100,000 for GRANTS WISHES, a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children whose cancer has relapsed or who endure never-ending treatment.

"Two years ago, I lost a good friend to cancer. Shortly after she relapsed, Sharon passed. When people ask themselves, 'What can I do to make a difference in the lives of those around me?,' I want them to remember that changing the world can start with a hug...That's the inspiration behind this event. Now, partnering with GRANTS WISHES, we'll carry on Sharon's legacy and bring hope to children battling cancer a second time." ~David

The 24 Hour World Record attempt will start late Sunday night, January 20 at 11 p.m. and go all day Monday, January 21. The attempt will take place just across the street from STAPLES Center at ESPN Zone L.A. LIVE (1011 S. Figueroa St. B-101, Los Angeles, CA 90015), immediately following The Born This Way Ball starring Lady Gaga. The official clock will begin at 11 p.m. (on Sunday, January 20) and end at 10:59:59 p.m. (Monday, January 21). Special thanks to Radius Group Inc. for their production consulting services as well as eGood and New Trent for helping power the iPad's used to record the total hugs given.

To help pledge your hug or sponsor one online, visit www.Hugs4Wishes.org

To help spread the word, or to schedule an interview with David e-mail us at: Media@Hugs4Wishes.org or Annie Rivera at: info@riveramediapr.com. To make a matching financial gift for the total amount of hugs given, e-mail at: Sponsor@Hugs4Wishes.org. To pledge a celebrity hug, e-mail at: CelebrityHugs@Hugs4Wishes.org. To volunteer, e-mail at: Volunteer@Hugs4Wishes.org.

ABOUT GRANTS WISHES

GRANTS WISHES (www.grantswishes.org) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children whose cancer has relapsed or who endure never-ending treatments. The organization enriches the lives of these children by bringing a smile to their face and adding moments of happiness to their lives. GRANTS WISHES was formed shortly after the passing of their son Grant, when Lori Sullivan was approached by a Physician at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) asking if she could help a child recently diagnosed with a relapse of cancer by granting him a second wish of a big TV for Christmas.

ABOUT DAVID PARSONS III

Inspire hope, spread love, live fulfilled- that's David's motto. "We've all been given time, talent, resources, and relationships. My goal in life is to help as many people as I can leverage these to make a positive difference in the world around them." David is CEO of DEPIII, Inc. a business development, life-coaching, an motivational speaking company. Additionally, he's the Business Development Director for a Los Angeles based ad agency called SWIRE (www.goswire.com) and the co-owner of John Parsons Photography (www.johnparsonsphotgraphy.com).

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