December 5, 2004—January 12, 2005
South African HIVer activist lives in his car for 40 days!
Andre van Zijl broke the previous car-dwelling world record of 38 days, racking up $237 for children’s AIDS charities. This was his 25th world milestone, including disco dancing for 345 hours and drinking 600 liters of milk shakes.
June 9–June 11, 2005
Colorado Springs duo crawls 33 miles in 45 hours!
College seniors Leo Chau and Sean Duffy braved thunderstorms and freezing temps—landing in the ER—to break the crawling world record, generating nearly $20K for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
July 28, 2005
Girl swims 8.4 miles across Canadian strait!
Twenty-five-year-old Kristin Roe trained with an Olympian to become one of the few people to swim from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. She raised over $20K for AIDS orgs, promising she’ll paddle for more.
December 1, 2005
New Yorker attempts to cross Atlantic in homemade, wooden rowboat!
This World AIDS Day, Victor Mooney, 40, plans to row from Senegal to New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. He’s raising HIV awareness, not money, but sponsors and volunteers have built or donated 90% of his gear.