13th Birthday/Awareness Event Recap

On Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – Alex’s Army came together as #onevoice with other childhood cancer focused organizations from the Northern VA area and together attempted to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most people performing push ups!!! The event titled There is Strength in Numbers was held on what would have been Alex’s 13th Birthday and was held not only in honor of him, but to honor ALL children who are fighting, who have fought, and who will fight childhood cancers.

It was such a wonderful day filled with so many blessings. There were food trucks, guest speakers such as Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland, Stillbrave Founder Tom Mitchell, Hopecam Founder Len Forkas, and prayer led by Park Valley Church Lead Pastor Barry White.

Even though we didn’t break the Guinness World Record for the Most people performing push-ups in this initial attempt, we ended up with 1,108 people from all over our community coming together for a #greatercause on Battlefield High School’s football field ALL doing push-ups TOGETHER! We were SO CLOSE as the record was 1,645 people…we know our Alex and all of the sweet children who have left us too soon were so incredibly proud!

And just as children fighting cancer do not give up – WE are NOT going to give up. Stay tuned for exciting information coming soon!


Thank you to our sponsors for this event: The Dunham Family, A-1 FloodTech, BB&T, F.H. Furr, Gainesville Hurricanes, Minnieland Dominion Valley, NextPoint Group, The Carlot Store.

Thank you also to the Non-Profits / Organizations who came together with us: D.C. Sled Sharks, D.C. Candlelighters, Fairfax Falcons, Healing Hearts, Hopecam, Ellie’s Hats, Special Love, Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation, Sweet Julia Grace Foundation, Team Mathias, and The Truth 365

Special Shout-Out also to Backflip Cat Productions, Big Country Amusements, Commercial Sound of VA, CostCo Fairfax, Giant Dominion Valley, Chick-Fil-A Haymarket, Battlefield High School, Harris Teeter Heathcote Dr, Joy to the Kids, May’s Masquerade, Snowie Bus of VA, Park Valley Church, Pittsburgh Rick’s, RicArepa, The 501st Legion, Heather Williams KEEP Collective, Jeanna Hilton LulaRoe, Christina Stephens LulaRoe, Erica Tredinnick Honey & Lace, Kristi Catlett, The Little Things 18