Cancer World Records

73 Records Found

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.

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.

01:39

Largest Cancer Awareness Message

University of Texas

10,000 fans at a college football game between the Texas Longhorns andOklahoma Sooners held up Livestrong placards showing their support in the battle against cancer. The record was set at the Cotton Bowlin Dallas, Texas on October 2, 2010.

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.

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.

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.

01:32

Most Men To Give Themselves A Testicular Exam In Public At Once

Public School

Eight men completed testicular self examinations at once. The record was set at Do512’s World Record Party, held at The Highball[] in Austin, Texas on August 27, 2010. #WRP01

01:16

Shortest Time To Make An Amputation Joke After Having A Cancer-Related Amputation

Jack Butler

Jack Butler made a joke about his cancer-related amputation 11 days after he’d had his surgery.

00:5 United States

Most People To Say "Beat Cancer" In Chinese

Robert Brunson

Seven people in Robert Brunson’sESL class said “Beat cancer” in Chinese at once.

00:24 United States

Most Times Saying "Cancer Sucks" In 15 Seconds

David Webber

David Webber said, “Cancer sucks” 23 times in 15 seconds.The feat was set as part of a soon-to-launch partnership withLIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance[], designed to raise cancer awareness. [#InternRecords][]

United States

Most Staples In A Stomach

Tim Marman

Following surgery, Tim Marman needed 54 staples to seal an incision in his mid-body, a new world record. The staples ran from his upper abdomen, down and around the belly button to the upper groin area. Tim Marman was declared to be free of cancer upon completion of the surgery. The record was set on June 4, 2009 in New York, New York. Tara Licata was present as a witness.

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