A man gave a record setting number of hugs over Valentine’s Day weekend to support the American Heart Association.
Las Vegas (WiredPRNews.com) – A Ohio man recently set a new record for the most hugs given in a 24 hour period. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Jeff Ondash, set the record in Las Vegas on Saturday by giving 7,777 hugs in an effort to help raise funds for the American Heart Association. The 51 year-old’s brother and father reportedly died from heart problems at relatively young ages.
Ondash, who received the nickname Teddy McHuggin for his cause, is quoted by the AP as stating, “When you hug somebody, they all walk away from each other smiling… They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away; a hug a day — it’s just fun.”
Information about Hug Teddy for Charity may be found by visiting http://hugteddyforcharity.com/. More information about the American Heart Association may be found by visiting http://www.americanheart.org.
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