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Most People To Symbolically "End Cancer"

01:18 United States

During The University of Texas’ 40 Acres Fest,501 people symbolically “ended cancer.” Each participant was given a card that said “cancer” and asked to finish the sentence, symbolically “ending cancer.” The feat was led by the Texas 4000 bicycle team.

Most Words Spelled Using The Letters In "CANCER" In One Tweet

Australia

Adam Brasher spelled 42 words using the letters in “Cancer” in one tweet.

Longest "Boo" Directed Toward Cancer

01:21 Belgium

Joseph Nagy let out a “boo” directed towards cancer that lasted non-stop for 54.31 seconds.

Most Hugs Against Cancer

02:25 United States

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[].

Most Words Spelled Using The Letters In “LIVESTRONG” In One Tweet

Australia

Adam Brasher spelled 55 words using the letters found in the word “LIVESTRONG” and put them in a single tweet.

Most Cigarettes Ripped In Half

01:43 United States

Art Hoffman ripped 22 cigarettes in half.

Longest Drumming Marathon

01:17 Canada

Steven Gaul played the drums for 121 hours (7,260 minutes). Gaul set this record to raise money for cancer research. Read more about the event here.

Most Three-Person Between-The-Legs Melon Passes In 30 Seconds

01:26 United States

Three members of Support The Melons passed a melon between their legs 23 times in 30 seconds. They set the record to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

Most Comments On A Cancer-Related Blog Post In 24 Hours

02:12 United States

Selena Inouye posted ablog poston OhMyAchesAndPains about cancer that received received 101 comments in 24 hours.

Fastest Time To Write "Beat Cancer" 10 Times On A Skype Call

00:54 United States

Harry wrote “Beat Cancer” 10 times on a Skype call in 34.51 seconds.

Most Celebrities Listed With Cancer As Their Astrological Sign In A Tweet

India

Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya listed 21 different celebrities who have Cancer as their astrological sign in a tweet.

Most People To "Boo" Cancer At Once

00:46 Canada

346 people at theCanadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Run For The Cure[]event “booed” cancer at once. The feat was set during World Record Weekon K-Rock 89.3.

Longest Standing Ovation For Cancer Survivors

01:50

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute faculty and staff and AYA External Advisory Committee members stood and cheered without interruption in honor of the cancer survivors for one minute and 19.01 seconds.

Most Songs With "Cancer" In The Title Listed In A Facebook Status Update

United States

Dustin Tyler made a Facebook post that listed 23 songs with “cancer” in the title.

Largest Cancer Awareness Message

01:39

10,000 fans at a college football game between the Texas Longhorns andOklahoma Sooners held up Livestrong placards showing their support in the battle against cancer. The record was set at the Cotton Bowlin Dallas, Texas on October 2, 2010.

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