November 30, 2019
New Guinness World Record for Burpees and over $60,000 raised for Cédric Finn Fund for Sarcoma Research at Cedars Cancer Foundation
Longueuil, November 29, 2019 | Samuel Finn laid his heart out on the mat today at Longueuil's Centre XPN in honour of his late brother Cédric, whose succumbed at the age of 27 to sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects 1% to 2% of the population. Samuel performed 5234 chest to floor burpees in 12 hours, setting a new Guinness World Record while raising over $60,000 for the Cédric Finn Fund at Cedars Cancer Foundation.
Burpees are absolutely gruelling. Samuel Finn maintained a rigorous training regimen for the last six months and set an incredible pace as he jumped up and dropped to the mat, 5324 times. The energy at the Centre XPN was palpable. Cedars is proud to have been there to witness his achievement and honoured to steward the Cédric Finn Fund benefiting sarcoma research.
"The Cedars Cancer Foundation is jumping for joy for Samuel Finn," states Jeff J. Shamie, President and CEO of Cedars. "In achieving his goal today, Samuel has done himself and his brother's memory proud because philanthropy will help save lives."
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of a handful of centres in Canada with both the ultra-specialized teams and necessary experience to diagnose and treat sarcoma. With the rarity of cases, research is crucial, which is why scientists in the Research Institute of the MUHC are working tirelessly to generate new knowledge and therapies.
"Cancer also affects every aspect of a person's life," added Jeff Shamie. "Cedars is dedicated to funding programs and services to meet the emotional, physical, psychosocial, spiritual and even humanitarian needs of cancer patients and their families."
Since being founded, the Cédric Finn Fund has raised in excess of $60,000. Donate today and help ease the pain and suffering that cancer causes.