YAA World Records

World records set by the Livestrong community as part of the Young Adult Alliance's Break Cancer program.

73 Records Found

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.

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.

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.

01:39

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.

00:44 Scotland

Most Times Saying "Cancer Sucks" In 15 Seconds

Mairi Weir

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

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.

00:11 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.

04:42

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.

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[].

00:9 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.

05:30 Canada

Most People Exercising At Once To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Mel Sampson

Mel Sampson and 514 other people participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure[]. They exercised to raise breast cancer awareness.

00:10 United States

Largest Gathering Of Individuals Learning About Cancer Rights

Cancer Legal Resource Center

A group of 120 people composed of patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, navigators, healthcare professionals and attorneys gathered together to learn about cancer rights. The rights discussed include Employment amp; Taking Time Off Work, Health, Disability and Life Insurance Options, Access to Health Care, Insurance Navigation and Appeals, Understanding Health Care Reform, Cancer Community Resources, Genetics amp; the Law, Legislative Advocacy, Education Rights of Children and Young Adults with Cancer, and Financial Planning.

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.

00:31

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.

06:52 United States

Largest Group To Form A Dedication Circle Followed By A Can-Can Line

Texas 4000

60 riders in the Texas 4000stood in a circle and made individual dedications before lining up and forming a can-can line. They set the record before heading out on a bicycle ride.

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