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Group raises money, breaks world record with dodgeball

TORONTO (CNN) - Enthusiasts of the childhood game dodgeball went for the record books and raised money for a good cause at the same time Sunday.

After 36 hours, the group set the record for longest game continuously played.

"We were staggering around lobbing balls like zombies," co-organizer Helder Brum said. "It was a mess."

By the time the record was broken, everyone's energy was drained and participants were ready to crawl into bed and mend their war wounds.

"That's what happens when you break your finger trying to catch a ball and don't do anything about it," participant Steve Villeseche said. "Just hope that it will heal by itself."

The teams raised more than $4,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation helping those in need in Africa, which supports organizations in the regions affected by HIV and AIDs.

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