FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2020
KULTURECITY SHATTERS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE WITHH VIRTUAL RACE
—On Sunday, April 26, KultureCity
broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
title for the most people running/jogging online simultaneously
, which was achieved during the organizationâ€™s Stay At Home Race for Autism
during National Autism Awareness Month. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS confirmed the title-breaking
on Wednesday, May 6.
The race, which was hosted via Zoom, mobilized race-goers around the world, including noteworthy KultureCity supporters like former presidential candidate Andrew Yang
and his wife and KultureCity board member Evelyn Yang
, NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins
, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce, MLB pitcher Glendon Rush, Renae Ingles, Australian netballer and wife of Utah Jazz player Joe Ingles, Ken Joeng of â€œThe Hangover,â€ Noah Wyle
of â€œER,â€ Christopher Gorham
of â€œInsatiable,â€ and Kelly AuCoin
, Stephen Kunken
, and Daniel Isaac of â€œBillions.â€ Race participants hailed from the United States, Canada, Brazil, France, and Germany.
In addition, the organization raised nearly $14,000 to support children with autism and their families amidst the coronavirus pandemic. According to the most recent CDC statistics
, 1 in 54 children in the United States has autism. Many of these children have challenges related to communication, an insistence on sameness and routine, and sensory sensitivities which are heightened during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
â€œEven in times of deep uncertainty, we can still find ways to come together to advocate for acceptance and inclusion,â€ said KultureCity co-founder Dr. Michele Kong. â€œThis unpredictable time is especially difficult for children with autism, and it was remarkable to see individuals across the world gather virtually to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
title in support of these children and their families.â€
KultureCity is the nationâ€™s leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility and acceptance for those with invisible disabilities. Since 2014, KultureCity has partnered with the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, libraries, museums, and other organizations and companies to make more than 600 public spaces Sensory Inclusive™ Certified.
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