Portland, Oregon, United States / April 8, 2011

Melissa Owens embarked upon a personal goal to break a hugging record. She gave out 600 hugs during a flash mob at Portlandrsquo;s Pioneer Courthouse Square[].

Owensrsquo; hugging record was the fifth URDB record to be set by supporters of the OHSU AYA program at the Knight Cancer Institute[].

- one hug counted per person
- all hugs must take place in one location on same day
- one individual must do all the hugging
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