Contact: David Parsons III
Cell Phone: 424.234.3373
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
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,"
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@
ABOUT GRANTS WISHES
GRANTS WISHES (www.grantswishes.org)
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)