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.
A bulletin board at Camp Mak-A-Dream in Montana hosts 99 notes from
cancer survivors on it.
Twenty-six LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance members said “Break
cancer for young adults” at once.
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.
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
Read more about his experiment and donatehere.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Mel Sampson and 514 other people participated in the CIBC Run for the
Cure. They exercised to raise breast cancer awareness.
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.
Seven people joined together and danced while wearing "F
Cancer"shirts. The man in the plaid shirt was not counted.
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
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
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