LIVESTRONG World Records

36 Records Found

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.

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[].

00:39 United States

Most People To Sing "I Will Survive" In Honor Of Cancer Survivors

Break Cancer Attendees

With the help of [The Bright Light Social Hour][], 354 Break Cancer attendees sang "[I Will Survive][]" in honor of cancer survivors, a new world record. The Break Cancer attendees set the record during URDB’s [BreakCancer party][] at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present as witnesses.

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.

01:01 United States

Most Office Items Covered In Tin Foil

Lisa Watson

Lisa Watson, a Nurse Oncology Education Program marketing guru, has 62 office items wrapped in tin foil.

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.

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.


Largest Cancer Awareness Message

University of Texas

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


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.

00:44 Scotland

Most Times Saying "Cancer Sucks" In 15 Seconds

Mairi Weir

Mairi W. said, “Cancer sucks” 25 times in 15 seconds.

01:06 United States

Most "Cancer" Notes Thrown In Trash Can In 30 Seconds

Mason Kinard

Mason Kinard trashed “Cancer” 28 times in 30 seconds.

00:20 United States

Longest Fake Mustache Conga Line

Texas 4000

48 members of Texas 4000 donned fake mustaches and danced in a conga line. Each mustache was made using Break Cancer stickers.


Largest Group Of People To Say "Break Cancer" Upon Completion Of A Marathon Or Half-Marathon

San Antonio Rock & Roll Marathoners

Seven people finished the 2010 San Antonio Rock & Roll Full & Half-Marathon[] said “Break cancer!” after their completion of the race.

00:15 United States

Largest Group To Say "Break Cancer" In Spanish

Katie Hennis

23 people gathered on November 15, 2010 to discuss adolescent and young adult cancer patients and families in and around Portland, Oregon. At the end of the meeting everyone said“Rompe el cancer” at once. The gathering was hosted by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Adolescent[] and Young Adult Oncology Program and the External Advisory Committee. The 23rd person to participate in this world record was the cameraman.

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