Hargrove embarks on ‘Hugginz Highway’

A very special blanket is on its way to Ellen DeGeneres.

Curtis Hargrove of Cold Lake

Curtis Hargrove of Cold Lake

Curtis Hargrove of Cold Lake, AB has started his long-awaited run along the Hugginz Highway, to bring one of Angel Magnussen’s special blankets to Hollywood talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Magnussen, who operates the non-profit Hugginz By Angel, is also sending a request for DeGeneres to come to her studio and help her sew blankets for sick kids.

Hargrove will run 58 marathons in 49 days enroute to California. He tackled the Highway 4 Hump on Sunday, completing his first day in Parksville. He was due to leave the Island for Washington State on the Coho Ferry by Friday.

Last Saturday night, Hargroves and Magnussen were in the spotlight at the Wings for an Angel fundraising dinner at the Best Western Barclay Hotel. Aug. 29 had been proclaimed “Angel’s Day” in Port Alberni, and Mayor Mike Ruttan presented Magnussen with a special award.

To follow Hargroves’ progress, go online to www.hugginzhighway.com, or on Facebook at Hugginz By Angel or Curtis Hargrove.