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
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
Owensrsquo; hugging record was the fifth URDB record to be set by
supporters of the OHSU AYA program at the Knight Cancer
A group of 42 people composed of social workers, interpreters, and
nurses, stand up against cancer in the most languages.
The Nurse Oncology Education Program nurses at Dallas, Texas gave each
other a total of 232 high-fives in recognition of quality cancer care as
part of the Break Cancer initiative.
Christi Disch set a world record by gathering 2,030 online support
communities together to support Break Cancer.
The NMDP Office of Patient Advocacy set a world record for the
shortest race to break cancer, measuring six feet (72 inches).
Christine Baze, a cervical cancer survivor, wore 166 “smiling cervixes”
for Save The Hooch campaign of The Yellow Umbrella Organization.
253 young adult cancer survivors from the Lurie Cancer Center
gathered together and made a toast while saying “Together we will break
UCLA Healthy Lives After Cancer, led by Chrystel Murrieta, set a
record by getting 49 young adults to say an inspirational message on
video to other young adults facing cancer. The video includes a stuffed
animal saying an encouraging message, who wasn’t included in the final
A group of 63 people including young adult cancer survivors, nurses,
doctors, friends and family of those with a cancer diagnosis shouted
“Break Cancer” while using party poppers.
During The University of Texas’ 40 Acres Fest,501 people
symbolically “ended cancer.” Each participant was given a card that said
“cancer” and asked to finish the sentence, symbolically “ending cancer.”
The feat was led by the Texas 4000 bicycle team.
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