Ohio park says it set record on applying sunscreen

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Ohio park says it set record on applying sunscreen
In this photo provided by Kings Island, Thelma Gratsch, center, celebrates her 90th birthday Friday, July 13, 2012, by riding her favorite roller coaster, Diamondback, at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio.  Gratsch estimates she has ridden the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island more than 100 times since the ride opened in 2009. (AP Photo Kings Island, Don Helbig)
In this photo provided by Kings Island, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, front left, and second baseman Brandon Phillips, front right, enjoy a ride on the Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island Amusement Park, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Mason, Ohio. Diamondback is the tallest and fastest roller coaster at the amusement park. The ride stands 230 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 214 feet at a 74-degree angle and reaches speeds up to 80 miles per hour. (AP Photo/Kings Island, Don Helbig)
FILE - In an April 28, 2000 file photo, the Son of Beast wooden roller coaster is shown during a test run before it opened at Kings Island amusement park in Kings Island, Ohio. The coaster remains closed six weeks after the latest report of an injury linked to the ride. A newspaper reports that state inspectors have probed injury reports from the ride six times in the nine seasons it's been open. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
Gene Gebhardt, of Middletown, Ohio, surfs a wave during a test run at Paramount's Kings Island's new Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay Water Park Resort, Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in Mason, Ohio. The park opens to the public May 29. (AP Photo/Rick Norton)
FILE - In this April 28, 2000 file photo, the Son of Beast wooden roller coaster is shown during a test run before it opened at Kings Island amusement park, a Cedair Fair LP property in Kings Island, Ohio. Cedar Fair LP, one of the nation's largest operators of amusement parks, on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 said that its plan to go private in a $635 million takeover by asset manager Apollo Global Management has been scrapped because of a poor response from shareholders. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
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MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park says it has set another record in efforts to help in the fight against cancer.

Kings Island in Mason says 2,148 people participating Saturday broke the record for the most people applying sunscreen at the same time. The event is part of the park's campaign to raise awareness and money in the fight against cancers, specifically melanoma, affecting men, women and children.

Guinness World Records says the current record of 1,822 people applying sunscreen at the same time was achieved by Ann's Hope Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in May.

Last week, the park laid claim to a mass head-shaving record as part of its Kicks Cancer campaign.

The records claims are subject to certification by Guinness World Records.




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