YAA World Records

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

73 Records Found

05:21 Slovakia

Most Cancer-Related Books Balanced On Head

Peter Durdik

Peter Durdik balanced 21 cancer-related books on his head.

00:44 Scotland

Most Times Saying "Cancer Sucks" In 15 Seconds

Mairi Weir

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

03:48 Portugal

Longest Drumming Marathon

Carlos Santos

Carlos Santos played the drums for over 132 hours (7,978 minutes). Santos set the record to raise awareness and support for positive parenthood and against parental alienation. See entire attempt here.

00:57 Canada

Fastest Time To Write "Beat Cancer" 10 Times On A Skype Call

Matthew Strelau

Matthew's friend wrote “Beat Cancer” 10 times on a Skype call in 29.88 seconds.

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.

01:21 Belgium

Longest "Boo" Directed Toward Cancer

JoeNagy

Joseph Nagy let out a “boo” directed towards cancer that lasted non-stop for 54.31 seconds.

01:39 United States

Most People Wearing "Break Cancer" Tattoos

APHON

The Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurses (APHON) invited 300 people across the United States including their members, colleagues, patients and their families to wear "Break Cancer" tattoos. They set the record in recognition of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Month.

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.

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.

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[].

01:43 United States

Most Cigarettes Ripped In Half

Art Hoffman

Art Hoffman ripped 22 cigarettes in half.

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.

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.

00:9 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.

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.

United States

Largest Company-Wide Kickball Game Played To "Kick" Cancer

Jennifer Velazquez

Jennifer Velazquez and 29 of her coworkers participated in a kickball game to spiritually “kick” cancer.

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