I recently told you about the fourth HugTrainUSA that Arie Moyal is planning and I wanted to update you with times and dates of events and other things that are going on, some details are still in development so I can’t include everything right now.
What is the Hug Train?
The HugTrain is a rail trip organised by Arié Moyal, taking him around the USA, spreading holiday cheer and raising funds & awareness about mental health one hug at a time! This year, the fourth annual edition will take place from December 24, 2012 to January 7, 2013 in honour of the victims and survivors of the movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
You can help HugtrainUSA right now http://www.indiegogo.com/hugtrainusa
Firstly Nokia are onboard helping with some equipment and costs, which is fantastic!
The great, Mark AG – preparing to sing the theme song HUG TRAIN if all goes well at Sony and Warner that is.
David’s Tea could be supporting, details to follow.
It’s not long now until departure – Arie has added more days to stop in New York City to visit Sandy survivors first before he starts officially on the 24th.
The HugTrainUSA event starts as follows……….(text taken from the Hugtrain.org website)
First Stop New York
We will be in NYC the weekend before launch with a goal to hug as many people as possible and get our hug muscles warmed up
Help us raise spirits, awareness and funds for mental health one hug at a time
So if you know anyone who wants a hug let us know
Plans are for an event on 12/22 in the evening and a visit to Sandy survivors early Sunday
Hope you can join us! Please spread the word!
Monday 24th December – Hug Train 2012-13 Launch Party – Come see the train off at the station or share this with those who might like a hug!
And he’s off …….. on the HUGTRAIN…
Rest of the times and dates as follow – see the Facebook events page for details -> HugTrain/events you can join here if you want to attend or help.
One charity has been confirmed so far, its the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation. Please follow them on twitter and donate – Details here….
I believe in my heart of hearts that with Social media we can make a difference – showing we care by spreading the word and raising awareness, and money for charities, and this is one of many that needs our help.
Arie is still looking for sponsors, helpers, and even at some stops he still needs a couch to rest his weary head in the evening, so if you can help in anyway at all – please let him know.
Keep up with what going on on twitter and Facebook and please share.