Cancer World Records

Cancer Challenges

64 Records Found

01:18 United States

Most People To Symbolically "End Cancer"

Texas 4000

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.

01:21 Belgium

Longest "Boo" Directed Toward Cancer


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

03:48 Portugal

Longest Drumming Marathon

Carlos Santos

Carlos Santos played the drums for over 132 hours (7,978 minutes). Santos set the record to raise awareness and support for positive parenthood and against parental alienation. See entire attempt here.

02:25 United States

Most Hugs Against Cancer

Melissa Owens

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[].

01:43 United States

Most Cigarettes Ripped In Half

Art Hoffman

Art Hoffman ripped 22 cigarettes in half.

00:57 Canada

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

Matthew Strelau

Matthew's friend wrote “Beat Cancer” 10 times on a Skype call in 29.88 seconds.

01:26 United States

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


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.

02:12 United States

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

Selena Inouye

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

00:22 United States

Most "Relay For Life" Cancer Fighters Wearing Purple Mustaches

Joseph Gillette

349 cancer fighters from the Relay for Life Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society wore purple mustaches. They set the record during their 2014 summit to raise cancer awareness and commit to finish the fight against cancer.

00:46 Canada

Most People To "Boo" Cancer At Once

Mel Sampson

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.

01:12 United States

Largest Group To Stare Down Cancer

Andrew Kowalski

Andrew and 40 members of Atlas from Penn State Dance Marathon stared down cancer at once.


Longest Standing Ovation For Cancer Survivors

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

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 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.

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.

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[].


Highest Concert Performed In The United States

Chris Carraba

Chris Carraba of Dashboard Confessional performed a concert on top of Pikes Peak Mountain in Colorado at 14,111 feet above sea level. The concert was performed to raise funds for The Love Hope Strength Foundation.

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