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01:18

Most Positive Messages Tweeted To Someone Fighting Cancer In 24 Hours

Next Conference 2011 Attendees

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. See all tweets sent to @BenaRoberts here. Read Bena’s blog post about the record here.

01:31 United States

Largest Group To Shave Heads In Solidarity With People Battling Cancer

St. Baldrick's

46 “Mommas” shaved their heads in solidarity with kids battling cancer. The group's goal is to raise $1 million dollars for pediatric oncology, and donate it the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

00:11 United States

Most Notes Written By Cancer Survivors On A Bulletin Board

Stu Kaplan

A bulletin board at Camp Mak-A-Dream in Montana hosts 99 notes from cancer survivors on it.

00:10

Largest Group To Say "Break Cancer For Young Adults"

LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance

Twenty-six LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance members said “Break cancer for young adults” at once.

United States

Longest Time Using Only Social Media To Communicate

Clark Harris

Clark Harris has used social media as his only form of communication for the past 100 days. He’s setting the record to raise awareness and money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in memory of his mother. Read more about his experiment and donatehere. tag:RecordSetterBook01

00:9 United States

Fastest Time For Young Adult Cancer Survivors And Their Supporters To Pull An Airplane 15 Feet

Young Adult Oncology Group

Members of the Young Adult Oncology Group pulled a plane 15 feet in 5.19 seconds. They performed this feat to raise money for cancer research.

02:29 Australia

Most Balloons Used To Create "Pink Boobs"

Chicks In Pink

In Celebration of Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 95 sets of balloons were put together to represent as “pink boobs.” The feat was set by the Chicks In Pink charity in coordination with Racecourse Road[].

00:25 United States

Most People To Simultaneously Say "Break Cancer" Upon Completion Of A Running Event

Lorna Larsen

A total of 20 people simultaneously spoke the words "Break Cancer" upon completing a marathon and half-marathon. They set the record as part of Team Shan Breast Cancer Awareness for Young Women activities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Ontario, Canada.

02:40 United States

Most People Applying Sunscreen In The Rain

Spot-A-Spot

A total of 121 people from California State University - Fullerton Campus, John Wayne Cancer Foundation and The National Melanoma Awareness Project applied sunscreen in the rain. They set the record as part of the Spot-A-Spot event, a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of skin cancer.

01:29 United States

Most Slaps Of A Melon In 30 Seconds

SupportMelons

A member of Support The Melons slapped a melon 256 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.

00:54 United States

Largest Pie Fight

Vickies Angel Walk Attendees

To raise funds for Vickie’s Angel Walk, hundreds of people threw a total of 2,400 pies at each other in the world’s largest pie fight. The event raised $2,500 and a full pallet of canned food. The food was donated to the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg.The money raised will be used for financial assistance for families fighting cancer in Central Pennsylvania.

05:30 Canada

Most People Exercising At Once To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Mel Sampson

Mel Sampson and 514 other people participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure[]. They exercised to raise breast cancer awareness.

00:10 United States

Largest Gathering Of Individuals Learning About Cancer Rights

Cancer Legal Resource Center

A group of 120 people composed of patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, navigators, healthcare professionals and attorneys gathered together to learn about cancer rights. The rights discussed include Employment amp; Taking Time Off Work, Health, Disability and Life Insurance Options, Access to Health Care, Insurance Navigation and Appeals, Understanding Health Care Reform, Cancer Community Resources, Genetics amp; the Law, Legislative Advocacy, Education Rights of Children and Young Adults with Cancer, and Financial Planning.

00:17 United States

Most People Dancing While Wearing "F Cancer" Shirts

F Cancer

Seven people joined together and danced while wearing "F Cancer"[]shirts. The man in the plaid shirt was not counted.

00:40 United States

Largest Group Of Masked Dental Hygienists To Support "Break Cancer"

Jeanette Pohorence

70 people set a record for largest group of masked dental hygienists to support Break Cancer as an early celebration of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month[] and National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week[]. The project was a combined effort between the [Dental Hygiene Alumni Association of Columbus State Community College][] and Joan’s Fund (The Joan Bisesi Fund for Head and Neck Oncology Research). [Dental Hygiene Alumni Association of Columbus State Community College]: http://www.csccalumni.org/alumni-dental-hygiene.php

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