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Todd Heap, wife create 'Hugs From Holly' campaign in honor of late daughter's birthday

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Posted at 6:46 PM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 09:31:17-04

In honor of their late daughter's birthday, former Mesa Mountain View, ASU and Cardinals star Todd Heap and his wife are simply asking people to be kind to one another -- the same kindness their daughter displayed every day.

"Holly was known to give the best hugs, and her love for everyone and everything in life was contagious," the web site HugsFromHolly.com says. "Let's spread this job as we scatter sunshine in Holly's honor on her birthday."

Todd Heap accidentally struck and killed his daughter with his vehicle in Mesa in mid-April. On Wednesday, which would have been Holly's fourth birthday, the Heaps are asking people to wear pink in Holly's honor, perform random acts of kindness (as simple as a compliment or hand-written note) and post family pictures on social media that include the hashtag #hugsfromhollyday.

Also on the web site is a link to the Baltimore Community Foundation, a collection of charities that benefit the greater Baltimore area. Todd Heap, who played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2001-10, and his wife set up a fund in which people can donate in Holly's name.

Todd Heap played for ASU from 1998-2000. He was a two-time NFL Pro Bowler and he ended his NFL career with the Cardinals from 2011-12.