Cancer World Records

Cancer Challenges

73 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.


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

Moses Brasher

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

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.


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[].

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.


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

Moses Brasher

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

01:43 United States

Most Cigarettes Ripped In Half

Art Hoffman

Art Hoffman ripped 22 cigarettes in half.

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.

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.

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.

00:46 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.


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

Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya

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


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.

United States

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

Dustin Tyler

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

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.

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