Take 69 Seconds Today

We need 69 seconds of your time today, Thursday, September 30, to help beat a world record. And breast cancer.

All we need for you to do is update your Facebook and/or Twitter status to say, “Take 69 seconds to #fightbreastcancer at http://www.69-seconds.org” OR, use the hashtag #fightbreastcancer in any and all posts pertaining to breast cancer.

What’s with the 69 seconds? Well, that’s how often a woman dies of breast cancer globally. It’s also about how long it takes to do something about it at www.69-seconds.org.

With your help, we can move millions around the globe to #fightbreastcancer – plus make it into the Guiness Book of World Records for the most widespread social network message in 24 hours.

Every online use of #fightbreastcancer counts toward the record, so please blog about it, post it, tweet it, retweet it and let everyone know what’s going on. We’ll be posting and tweeting all day, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages if you need some ideas for content. We’re counting on you to help turn the virtual world pink, just one more step in the fight against breast cancer.

P.S. Facebook recently overhauled its privacy controls for personal profiles, which could potentially compromise the Guiness World Record attempt. In order to be considered eligible for our attempt, your status must be open to the public. Here are instructions to help you make your status public:

– In Facebook, click on “Account” in the top right corner.
– Scroll and select “Privacy Settings” in the drop down menu.
– Under “Sharing on Facebook,” select “Customize Settings.”
– Under “Things I share,” select the drop down menu next to “Posts by me.”
– Select “Everyone.” Your status updates are now public.

Once you post as many times as you want, please be sure to change your privacy settings back to where you had them as we don’t want to compromise your privacy.