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Guinness World Record Attempt in North Dakota

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Circle this date (November 23rd) on your calendar for an event that just might be record breaking.

Monica Kersting- Trying To Break the World Record: "The number of pancakes served, or they think about how many meat balls they ate." To get into the Guinness Book of World Records, you have to do something great. Jenny Adams- Project Manager: "If you are going to do this, go big or go home right." But these Fargo women, they're not really trying to compete.

Kersting: "There are some really good ways that you can use the Guinness Book of World Records, to raise awareness." You see, back in 2004, Monica Kersting's daughter Alexa needed a double lung transplant. Kersting: "And even though she was number one on the list in our region, the call never came, the lungs were never available, and so she died after waiting eight and a half months." And now Kersting, family, and friends are trying to make a world wide impact, right here in North Dakota. Adams: "We would love for you to become an organ donor, that's our purpose, we want to save lives."

They want the largest number of people to sign up as an organ donor in 8 hours. Adams: "The record is currently held in India, the record is 4,135 people, and we are going to break this."

Here's how you can beat it: on November 23rd visit one of the registration locations in Fargo in person.

 Adams: "We're going to break this. And so we need everybody's help. Whether you are going to register yourself. Or whether you can't register because you are already that North Dakota donor. We need you anyway."

It counts, no matter what state you live in. You must be older than 18 and not currently registered as an organ donor in North Dakota. And if you can't be part of the record breaking, Kersting also hopes people will help spread awareness by visiting the Alexis Hope Facebook page, and pledging to be an organ donor.

More than 3,500 people in the upper Midwest alone are waiting for a transplant. Approximately 18 people die each day in the country because they didn't receive the organ they needed.

For a full list of the registration locations, and to pledge to be there log on to Alexa's Hope Facebook page.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/AlexasHope

Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/events/582710868430732/

Website: http://www.alexashope.org/

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