Mascot Party Attempts World Record in University City

Fluffy friends from all over the country flocked to the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania Sunday to attempt a Guinness World Record and raise money for childhood cancer.

Over 130 Mascots including the Philly Fanatic, Swoop the Eagle, and Poe of the Baltimore Ravens got down on the dance floor at the event organized by Mascots for a Cure. The nonprofit organized around the idea of "fighting back against childhood cancer, one mascot at a time!"

Founder Derek Zinser started the organization after losing his father to cancer in 2009, according to the group's website. "Every mascot that participates, every dollar raised, every smile inspired is one step closer to making sure that my dad’s memory, and the memory of countless others, is not lost and lives on," Zinser says on the site.

The "unofficial" record-breaking video posted on Facebook shows 138 mascots dancing simultaneously in the gymnasium.

In order for the record to become official, Guinness World Records will view the video and confirm that all the mascots danced in sync for the required amount of time.

The current record was set by 134 mascots dancing in Nagasaki, Japan in 2013.

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