Shippensburg University and Wellspan Health set world record 

 

Shippensburg University and Wellspan, formerly Summit Health, are officially the Guinness World Record holders for the largest simultaneous testicular self-check. In November 2017, then-Ship student and testicular cancer survivor Jason Greenspan ’17, organized the world record attempt and educational event called #ShipsGotBalls. The event featured educational speakers, including John Yarwood, PA-C of Shippensburg Primary Care and testimonials from testicular cancer survivors. 

On Thursday, April 25, Greenspan returned to campus to present the university and Wellspan with the official world record certificate. The new record of 236 surpassed a previous record of 208 individuals conducting a self-exam. 

Greenspan created the attention-grabbing logo and name as a way to start humorous conversations that lead to serious discussions about men’s health. His hope is to change the stigma surrounding testicular cancer. 

Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in males between the ages of 15 and 44, but it is 99 percent curable if detected early. Visit the Testicular Cancer Foundation for more information on testicular cancer and self-exams.