On Sunday, women in Saudi Arabia broke a Guinness World Record for “largest human ribbon,” in order to promote breast cancer awareness. Remarkably, they set the record on the same historic day that women were first allowed to vote in the conservative kingdom. Several of them headed straight from casting their vote to the football stadium at the Princess Noura University in Riyadh, where they were handed pink headscarves and assembled in formation, by volunteers for the 10KSA initiative. The Guinness World Book of Records confirmed that the 8,264 participants easily broke the previous record of 6,847 women, set in India. Main patron for the initiative was Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud, a driving force for women’s rights in the country. The women who attended the event all “believe that holistic health is important for our future”, she said. “We are the voice of the future, and if we take care of ourselves, there will be a bright future.”
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