Representation in the media has a huge impact on how people see themselves and how others treat them. That’s why it’s so important to HUG to make sure our friends with disabilities get positive stories in the news and opportunities to break down barriers in advertising and marketing. With 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. living with a disability, we should be seeing more diversity in print and on screen. We’re working towards exactly that—check out HUG in the News, and give a round of applause to the media outlets making great partners for inclusion.
CBS 10 covers HUG’s 2019 Mr. Inspirational Andrew Brettner’s encounter with singer Andy Grammer
Business launch of Sparkles by Maxine, accessory company by woman with Down syndrome, makes CBS 10
HUG’s 2019 Mr. Charitable Tim Kraus named Hometown Hero by FOX 13
FOX 13 profiles landmark move by Surf Style to feature HUG’s Ethan Holt, a model with Down syndrome
Sparkles by Maxine’s signature hair accessories featured on ABC Action News
Tampa Bay Rays recognize HUG’s 2019 Mr. Inspirational Andrew Brettner with VIP experience