Ludington is officially in the Guinness World Record books for the most sand angels created simultaneously, blowing away the previous record of 362 with a sand angel count of 1387. 27 people were deducted from the total number due to guinness regulations. The event served as a fundraiser for Spectrum health's Community Foundation to build an account to help cancer patients and their family pay for additional expenses.
Before the announcement, Scott Smith, the Vice Chair of the Community foundation shared some powerful words about what the event meant to him. “My mothers bench is right here. Her name is on that bench and she died from cancer two years ago 2 1/2 years ago. Today we get to start the fund that's going to help people with the same disease that she had and it's going to stay right here for our local people. We’re not paying anybody’s salary. We're not building anything we're never going to use. This is for expenses that I got to [experience] firsthand.”