Hugs Fundraiser

Hugs Across America had it’s annual fundraising cocktail party on Nov 22nd at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club.  The event brought folks from near and far…neighbors and friends from Manhasset as well as supporters of Hugs mission from as far away as Florida and Massachusetts. All were treated to a rousing round of questions for Mike Franseca, sports commentator for the WFAN and “Mike’d Up” of NBC fame, as well as inspiring personal messages of support from Honorees, Robbie Donno, Founder and CEO of Gift of Life International, and Charlene and Mike Prounis, community activists and ardent enthusiasts of Hugs.

Mike Francesa shares a teddy!

In this economy it is an truly an honor to receive the continued support both of those in attendance, The MacHugs Chapter of Hugs in Pinehurst, NC and especially Kenrda Phillips, Lauren Gaffney of HBO, the Board of Trustees and the local businesses that provided services and support for our effort as we continue to bring comfort and hope to anxious, hurting children who are victimized by traumatic circumstances.  We recognize that this year is uniquely difficult, and as a charitable organization, can only say a heartfelt “Thank you” to all.