World Record

Mark’s Five Everestings Challenge for Childhood Cancer Research

On Easter Friday 15 April, a very adventurous CLCRF supporter, Mark Gibbens, will be attempting a world record five consecutive “Everestings” over five days in the hills of Adelaide.

As Mark explains, “Everesting” is fiendishly simple: Pick any hill anywhere in the world and ride repeats of it, up and down until you have climbed 8848 vertical metres – the equivalent height of Mt Everest.”

Mark’s aim is to climb 44,240 vertical metres in five days and hopes to raise funds for childhood cancer research in the lead up to the big day. “To get me to the start line, please donate generously to the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation and cheer me on,” Mark expressed on his fundraising page. “Please consider doubling your donation if I achieve the world record five Everestings.

We thank Mark for supporting our Foundation through this very courageous feat and we encourage you all to get behind him and show your support. You can support Mark by heading to his Just Giving Fundraising Page, where you can make a secure donation to the cause.

Guinness World Record Confirmed to Keep the Flame Alive for Perth

It’s official! Perth has made its way into the record books for the world’s Longest Awareness Ribbon! Finally confirmed this week, the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) were elated when they received the news that they are now Guinness World Record holders.

Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation worked with schools from across WA, along with families and members of the community to sign segments of yellow ribbon, all of which were then sewn together to reach the world record-breaking length.


Many Busy Fingers make light work

We have been honoured to have the ladies from the National Lifestyle Villages in Bridgewater volunteer for our Guinness Book of World Record Attempt of the Longest Awareness Ribbon. They are not only helping us cut up some of the ribbon to share out to the smaller schools that wish to participate, but they have the very delicate and arduous task of sewing over 200 pieces back together in the very short time frame.

These ladies have exceptional sewing skills and clearly the enthusiasm for completing their tasks at hand. Thanks ladies for getting our ribbons ready for the schools in just one day. We look forward to seeing the finished 2000 metre completed ribbon on the 19th of April 2014. Thanks also to our photographer Jan Isaac for snapping these great shots for us!

Support from WA’s Minister for Education

Well this was a really great way to start the new year – with an endorsement from Western Australia’s Minister for Education, the Hon Peter Collier MLC.

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