Steve Gaul just made history. Shortly before 9 a.m. today, he finished up a marathon non-stop drum session that lasted 121 hours, beating the previous Guinness World Record of 120 hours.
Steve's goal wasn't just to break a record. He created the event, Beats to Beat Cancer, with the goal of raising $100,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. The total amount he raised during the event isn't yet known, but you can still donate to the cause right here.
Steve is personally invested in the fight against cancer. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer while in college - he beat the disease and has been cancer-free for ten years. His sister Toni Clement died of paranasal cancer last December. His motivation for raising money to fight the disease is clear: as he puts it, "no one should ever have to go through what I went through."