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.
Twitter users around the world sent a total of 224 tweets to Bena
Roberts in a 24-hour period, wishing her good thoughts in her battle
against cancer. Roberts, who is fighting breast cancer, had no idea the
tweets were coming.
The record was kicked off during a speech by URDB president Dan Rollman
at the 2011 Next Conference in Berlin, Germany.