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The Longest Handshake

Auckland Down Syndrome Association is really proud to have been chosen by Alastair Galpin of www.WorldRecordChase.com, second biggest world record
breaker of the decade 2000-2009, as the charity he wants to promote, during the upcoming World's Longest Handshake, Father Duffy Square, New
York City, starting on Friday 14 January, time t.b.c., until the last team stands.

Alastair Galpin was recognised in Guinness World Records™ 2010 as being the second biggest record holder of the decade (2000-2009) for
breaking 38 world records, with only Ashrita Furman (USA) having broken more Guinness World Records™ during that time.

He has managed to attract media attention as a record holder in unusual disciplines. He was part of the first team worldwide to hold the world
record, in 2006, for the longest handshake (nine hours, 19 minutes), which has since been superseded many times and currently stands at 19 hours, 35 minutes,
achieved by Rohit and Santosh Timilsina (Nepal). The Nepalese attempt is still under review.

Between 6 and 12 teams will be participating and there will be an opportunity to donate a dollar amount for every hour hands are shaken.

Teams from Nepal, New Zealand, Britain, Israel-Palestine, Australia and the USA have already confirmed participation, with more expected.

This event will be streamed live at www.shakinghistory.com and we would like to ask for your help.

If Alastair is lucky enough - and he seems to think he will be - to be in the last "team shaking", ADSA is expecting to receive a considerable sum
of money from the event finance raised. Whether or not Alastair and his partner win, though, ADSA will receive 25% of the gross proceeds
distributed to this team from the event management.

This event will be streamed live at www.shakinghistory.com and we would like to ask for your help. Are you able to help ADSA spread the word and put a link on your website? www.shakinghistory.com

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