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St. Anthony Crowd Breaks High-5 Record For Boy With Cancer

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – Hundreds turned out Thursday evening to help a Minnesota boy with a rare form of cancer break the world record for most high-fives in a minute.

The attempt took place in St. Anthony, Minn., at the Silverwood Park, and it was all centered on 9-year-old Evan Thornton, who has bone cancer.

The goal was to get 212 high-fives in minute. They got 221.

As of now, the record is unofficially broken. The results still need to be sent to Guinness.

The attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records was a gift to Thornton from the people who’ve stood by his side as cancer weakened his body.

The group collected donations for cancer research on Thursday, which was also National High Five Day.

If you’d like to help Thornton’s family cover his medical expenses, click here. 

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