Largest all-female skydiving formation-world
record set by 181 skydivers
PERRIS, Calif., USA -- 181 female skydivers
from 31 countries joined together and set the new world record
for the Largest
all-female skydiving formation, raising over 900-thousand
dollars to fight breast cancer for the fight against breast
cancer, the most in the event's history.
Collectively participants have raised over
$900,000, which will go to the City of Hope, a cancer foundation
based in Los Angeles County, organizers said. That's the most
money raised in the event's history which puts the money towards
research. Participants in the dive included breast and other
Sponsored by Jump for the Cause (www.jumpforthecause.com),
a sky diving nonprofit organization, the event was held at
the Perris Valley Skydiving Center (www.skydiveperris.com)
in Perris, California, September 21-27 to kick off October’s
Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Perris Valley Skydiving Center is
the largest in North America providing 9 planes to lift the
women to 17,000 ft. and create the new women’s
world record formation skydive. Participants include breast
and other cancer survivors, friends, family and supporters.
Women from all walks of life with varied occupations and motivations
worked together to be a part of this historic event and contributed
to a cause that affects women worldwide.
Note: to be updated with the names of participants
Led by Kate Cooper-Jensen, one of the foremost
skydivers in the world, Jump for the Cause was co-founded
with Mallory Lewis, Lamb Chop’s sister, after her mother,
legendary puppeteer Shari Lewis, lost her own battle with
cancer in 1998.
Events in 1999, 2002 and 2005 raised a combined
total of over $1 million and broke the previous world records
with 119 women in 1999, 131 women in 2002 and 151 in 2005.