World records set by the Livestrong community as part of the Young Adult Alliance's Break Cancer program.
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.
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.
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.
Mairi W. said, “Cancer sucks” 25 times in 15 seconds.
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.
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
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
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
Mel Sampson and 514 other people participated in the CIBC Run for the
Cure. They exercised to raise breast cancer awareness.
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.
48 members of Texas 4000 donned fake mustaches and danced in a
conga line. Each mustache was made using Break Cancer stickers.
Seven people finished the 2010 San Antonio Rock & Roll Full &
Half-Marathon said “Break cancer!” after their completion of the
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.
Shirley LaVergne balanced six cancer-related books on her head.
Radio Shack donated 100 video cameras to the Livestrong Young Adult
Alliance to raise awareness for young adult cancer.
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