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.
Andrew and 40 members of Atlas from Penn State Dance Marathon stared down cancer at once.
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.
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,
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.
Mairi W. said, “Cancer sucks” 25 times in 15 seconds.
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.
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.
Jack Butler made a joke about his cancer-related amputation 11 days
after he’d had his surgery.
Seven people in Robert Brunson’sESL class said “Beat cancer” in
Chinese at once.
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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