Hug it Forward: 1000 Hugs for Justin

By Ehtan S. Auston - Last Updated July 8, 2020

17 years ago, my dad passed away from cancer. He had stage 4 colon cancer and only lived 11 months after diagnosis. Today is his birthday and in honor of my dad, I’m asking everyone to give forward to another person fighting stage 4 cancer, Justin Salcedo.  My goal is to inspire 1000 “hugs” for Justin by the end of the day today, May 9th, 2012.

Please take a minute read more about this amazing young man on Brad Feld’s blog with whom GiveForward has partnered for this project.  Once you’ve taken a minute or two to read Brad’s blog post, here’s how you can help.

Go to Justin’s GiveForward page and do the following:

(1) leave a “hug” for Justin (doesn’t cost anything; only takes 30 seconds).

(2) Include at the end of your comment the following hashtag “#1000Hugs4Justin”

(3) Email this to any person you’ve ever know who has been touched by cancer.  Post this on your Facebook wall, share it on Twitter and encourage others to keep hugging forward until we reach 1000 hugs.

I’m not asking anyone to donate money but if we can get 1000 people to leave hugs on Justin’s page by the end of the day, it could change the world for this young man and give him the emotional boost he needs to beat the crap out of this stupid cancer!

We’ve got 15 hours.  I realize this is going to take a monumental effort, but I know we can do this.  I just gave my hug.  999 to go.  Ready. Set. Hug!

UPDATE:  We didn’t get to 1000 but we did over 100 hugs for Justin on the first day.  Thanks to everyone for hugging.

Ethan is business graduate, who talks about gadgets, technology and startups. He's an exception track record in content creation and readers engagement and have been previously contributing to HBR, INC, Entrepreneur, and alike.
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