Gail Goodwin @inspiremetoday on Twitter is busy preparing for our worldwide project, the Global Hug Tour. She and hubby are leaving in September, flying 31,000 miles around the world in a small prop plane to deliver 100,000 hugs and share $1,000,000 with important causes. (http://GlobalHugTour.com). I have met Gail twice IRL and she is quite inspiring and I am not sure where the energy to do stuff comes from. If you can help Gail please do. her appeal is reproduced below :
We've identified charities where a small donation of $10 will make a difference. We're offering the public an opportunity to "Sponsor a Hug" on our website for just $10. The entire $10 will be donated to show the power of a hug worldwide in a very tangible way..... i.e. - One hug in Chicago will feed three homeless people. Two hugs in Cambodia will pay the educational expense for a child for a year. One hundred hugs in Chennai, India will fund the cost of heart surgery to save a life. Each city has it's own cause and it's own example of where the hug ($10) will make a difference.
I'm looking to tie in some celebrities in the US cities that we're visiting on these dates...
Los Angeles 9/17-20
Chicago 1/16-18, 2010
Washington, DC 1/9-1/12
Through social media, we've asked the public, "If you could hug anyone in the world, who would you like to hug?" The top 50 winners are listed below.
I'm writing to ask your help in making an introductions to any of these celebrities as we have an amazing opportunity to offer!
I'd like to speak with these celebrities and/or their representatives, and ask them for permission to auction off their hug on e-Bay, with 100% of the proceeds going to any one of the 50 worldwide charities.
Knowing the tangible difference that just one hug can make, I'm reaching out to those that may be able to help us. I'm also attaching a one-page that I invite you to forward, with or without this email, to anyone else you believe could be of assistance.
We'll handle all of the details. All the celebrity has to do is give us about 15 minutes of their time to show up, give one hug, pose for a photo and that's it. But those 15 minutes will change the lives of many worldwide in any one of the 50 charities. We're anticipating some of the celebrity hugs will go for big bucks.
We would greatly appreciate your recommendation for the best way to approach these celebrities as well as recommendations you may have for others. We'd especially love any introductions you can make, even if you pass this email along to others that you believe might be able to help us.
There's no money in this for you or for the celebrity, but knowing that a few minutes of your time may actually help save a life could be a reward in itself.
Our Top 50-
Bill and Melinda Gates
Jamie Lee Curtis
Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)
Thank you in advance for taking the time to help us make a big difference in the world. I'm in front of many corporate sponsors next Monday through Wednesday, and would like to have some celebrities on board prior to then. We greatly appreciate any assistance and/or recommendations you have to help us make this happen. I can be reached on my cell at 720-346-4476 or via email. I look forward to talking with you soon!
Gail Lynne Goodwin, Ambassador of Inspiration
720-346-4476 cell, 720-379-5137 office