Community attempts to break world record and raise money for cancer cure

NORWELL, MASS. (WHDH) - A South Shore community are attempting to break a world record, all while cartwheeling for a cure.

Last year, the Hope for Caroline Foundation tried to get into the record books by having the most people performing a single cartwheel at once.

The number to beat was 690, and the group came up just a few dozen people short.

The event was held in memory for 5-year-old Calle Cronk of Norwell.

In 2012, Callie was diagnosed with DIPG—one of the rarest and deadliest forms of pediatric brain cancer.

She died less than nine months after being diagnosed.

There is no cure for DIPG, and virtually no funding.

Calle’s friends at her Norwell gymnastics school, where the fundraiser and world record attempt will happen, have been doing what they could.

The foundation is hoping for a large turnout for the event.

The event is a second attempt for a family, and community, who won’t give up on finding a cure.

The event will take place on at 3 p.m. on September 17, at Head Over Heels Gymnastics in Norwell.

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