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Casey Hayward, Chargers Support Todd Heap and #HugsFromHollyDay

The NFL is a brotherhood.

When tragedy strikes one, all are affected.

That is what happened this past March when former Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap lost his daughter Holly in a tragic accident.

Today would have been Holly's fourth birthday and the entire NFL is rallying around #HugsFromHollyDay, including the Chargers Pro Bowler.

Hugs from Holly Day is a way to honor and celebrate the life of Holly Heap, while hoping to brighten the world in the process:

"Holly was known to give the best hugs, and her love for everyone and everything in life was contagious," a statement from the family website read.  "Let's spread this joy as we scatter sunshine in Holly's honor on her birthday.

Here's how YOU can get involved on Wednesday, May 3:

Wear PINK in Holly's honor.

Make a plan to share hugs and spread love & joy through random acts of heartfelt kindness for those in your community.  Smile more.  Compliment somebody.  Write a kind note.  Share treats (or chicken nuggets).  Do a free lemonade stand.  Leave a bigger tip than usual.  Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru.  Donate a book in Holly's honor.  Turn up the music and dance… the list is endless.  Be creative!

Capture your family spreading joy and post your pictures using the hashtag #HugsFromHollyDay

Share this! Shout it from the rooftops! Let's spread kindness and love and make Wednesday a HOLLYday!"

For more, please visit to learn how you can help honor the life of Holly Heap.

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