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Ohio park says it set record on applying sunscreen

\n This photo provided by Kings Island shows, left to right, Richard Szoradi, Kaylan Szoradi, Marisa Szoradi, Michelle Szoradi, back, and Aliana Szoradi from Cleveland, Ohio, participating in an attempt to set a new world record for the most people to put on sunscreen at the same time Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio. Kings Island says there were 2,148 people at the event. The current world record is 1,822. The event is part of the park’s effort to raise awareness and money in the fight against cancers affecting men, woman and children. (AP Photo/Kings Island, Don Helbig)\n

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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