YAA World Records

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

73 Records Found

00:33 United States

Largest Online Support Community To Break Cancer

Christi Disch

Christi Disch set a world record by gathering 2,030 online support communities together to support Break Cancer.

00:17 United States

Most "Smiling Cervixes" On A Cervical Cancer Survivor

Christine Baze

Christine Baze, a cervical cancer survivor, wore 166 “smiling cervixes” for Save The Hooch campaign of The Yellow Umbrella Organization.

02:28 United States

Longest Drum Circle By Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Beth Jones

A group of young adult cancer survivors formed a circle to play drums for two minutes and 27.88 seconds during Camp Mak-A-Dream’s 2011 Teen Camp at Gold Creek Montana.

00:2

Most Students To Say "Team Shan Breast Cancer Awareness For Young Women" At Once

Team Shan

On November 24, 2010, Lorna Larsen, president of Team Shan, presented to 450 students at the University of Western Ontario. Following the lecture, she inspired the entire room to say, “Team Shan Breast Cancer Awareness for Young Women” at the same time.

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

00:27 United States

Most Cancer-Related Books Balanced On Head

Shirley LaVergne

Shirley LaVergne balanced six cancer-related books on her head. #NOEP

01:11 United States

Shortest Race to Break Cancer

Emily Peterson

The NMDP Office of Patient Advocacy set a world record for the shortest race to break cancer, measuring six feet (72 inches).

03:09 United States

Largest Cancer Ribbon Cake

Jacob Betts

Jacob Betts and theHLUMCRelay For Life team baked a pink cancer awareness ribbon cake measuring eight feet long.

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.

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 People To Yell "Livestrong!" At Once

Wright State Freshman Class

Directed by guest speaker Chris Sacca, 1006 freshmen students at Wright State University yelled the word “Livestrong!” at the same time. The record was set to raise awareness for Lance Armstrong’s cancer-related organization.

00:54 United States

Largest Group Of Cancer Survivors And Caregivers To Hula Hoop At Once

Defeat Cancer Oregon

78 cancer survivors and their caregivers hula hooped at the same time during a Defeat Cancer meeting in Bend, Oregon.

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.

01:02 United States

Most People To Crush A Can For Cancer

Emily Peterson

Emily Peterson and 32 of her friends each crushed an aluminum can for cancer.

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