Most people using mouthwash: Old Bridge High School breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
OLD BRODGE, NJ, USA -- Students from the Old Bridge High School and fans establish mark as 1,530 simultaneously swish mouthwash for breast cancer awareness at half time during the Old Bridge's Pink Out football game, beating Colgate's previous Guinness World Records' record of 1,142 participants and setting the new world record for the Most people using mouthwash,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Students, teachers and members of the Old Bridge community have appeared to break a Guinness Book World Record when 1,530 spectators swished mouthwash for 15 seconds for breast cancer awareness. Photo: Lori Luicci (enlarge photo)
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest tube of toothpaste; it measures 2.957 m (9.7 ft) long and weighs 780 kg (1,719 lb). It was made for the Zhonghua toothpaste brand by Unilever in Shanghai City, China.
Growth Management Marketing and the Old Bridge High School Community hold the new world record at 1,530 participants, beating Colgate's previous Guinness World Records' record of 1,142 participants at an event held in Times Square, New York in June 2013.
Participants, who paid $1 and received LISTERINE ZERO mouthwash and a pink cup, simultaneously swished during the halftime of the 7 p.m. football game at Lombardi Field, located at the corner of Route 9 North and Throckmorton.
The school selected the home game against Monroe High School because October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The $1 that was collected as a participation fee was donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.
Growth Management Marketing was able to donate $2,600 to The Komen Central and South Jersey Affiliate.
The project was initiated by Old Bridge High School alumnus Alyssa Monti, who is employed by Growth Management Marketing (GMM) in Piscataway, which specializes in the dental industry.
"We know how important oral hygiene is," said Monti.
"When we came to the realization that dental hygiene is even more important for women going through breast cancer treatment, we knew we wanted to raise awareness about this. That's how we came up with the idea for 'Swish Away Breast Cancer'."