SU attempts self-check world record to benefit testicular cancer awareness


About 200 participants wait to check themselves for testicular cancer.

Shippensburg University set out to break a Guinness World Record for the most testicular cancer self-checks performed at one event Monday evening in the Ceddia Union Building Multipurpose Room.

The event began at 7 p.m. with “Shave the Date” where men shaved as part of no shave November. SU cheerleaders were in attendance to cheer on the men.

The self-check began at 8 p.m. with speakers including SU alumnus Justin Birckbichler and Bruce Levy, a retired principal from the Shippensburg Area Senior High School. To break the world record, 209 men will have had to participate.

Jason Greenspan, an SU student and survivor of testicular cancer, hosted the event. He is on the board of directors of the Testicular Cancer Foundation and has been working on the event since last December.

The event was sponsored by campus organizations, including SU’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Activities Program Board, Ship Dining, the Office of Housing and Residence Life, The Slate, SUTV, WSYC and the Women’s Center.

At the end of the night, Greenspan announced that 235 men had checked themselves, unofficially breaking the previous record of 208 men. The photos and video from the event will be sent to Guinness to determine if the previous record has officially been broken.

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