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#Hugs4Hope Hug-A-Thon
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
World Record Attempt 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Trinity United Church, Main St., Newmarket

Newmarket’s first Hug-A-Thon for Charity!
Music, Dancing, Art, Hugs for all ages!

Help us BEAT the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the most HUGS by a team of 8 in 60 minutes!
Whistle Blow at 2.00 pm
and Stop at 3.00 pm

Fundraising proceeds to benefit our YOUTH in Newmarket and abroad!

Thank you for sponsoring the 8-person hugging team!

Guinness World Record

Please hug us at the Guinness World Record #Hugs4Hope Hug-A-Thon!

Thank you for hugging our 8-person team!

Share the Power of a Hug!

We aim to break the world record of 2,450 hugs in 60 minutes!

To break the record, we need to hug over 400 people!

Did you know that hugging boosts our oxytocin levels and creates a feeling of well-being?

Meet the Charities!

All proceeds from Newmarket’s Hug-A-Thon event will be dispersed to two charities: Youth Speak and Global Strides

Youth Speak supports youth in Newmarket who are struggling with mental health or other challenges

Global Strides supports an orphanage and impoverished youth in Kenya

Meet the Team of Awesome Huggers!

Tony Van Byen

Jackie Playter

Kathy Proudfoot

Rev. Linda Wheler

Una Wright

Deb Kelly

Hitesh Parmar

Nancy Bodi

Meet Our Supporters

Trinity on Main

Global Strides

Youth Speak

Treefrog Inc.


St. Kitts Music

The Davis


About Us

We are a group of local citizens who have come together to bring an awesome hug filled event in Newmarket. Our planning team includes:

Bob Kwapis
Cheryl Uhrig
Chris Emanuel
Dave Robinson
Deb Kelly
Debra Weller

Gail Birkett
George St. Kitts
Gord Paolucci
Hitesh Parmar
Jackie Playter

Kathy Jetten
Kathy Proudfoot
Linda Wheler
Lois Tori
Nancy Bodi

Nidda Zaidi
Sher St. Kitts
Tony Van Bynen
Una Wright
Wayne Webb

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