Nick Butter, adventurer and Rehband ambassador, has a strong belief – to leave a legacy. “I want to leave the world better than I found it. By exploring, being appreciative, pushing myself to my limits, and never sitting back and saying I’ve finished.” His pursuing that by running a marathon in every country in the world, trying to raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
“Time is precious, valuable, and largely assumed. Us humans have a habit of taking tomorrow for granted. Most of our big dreams and plans wait until tomorrow. How often have you said, ‘I’d love to start my own business or I’d love to take the kids to …’ And as you may have already found in your own lives; tomorrow is often a recurring statement. And sadly for others tomorrow simply doesn’t happen.”
The average human in Great Britain lives for 29747 days. That’s about 81 years. Nick’s point when speaking about time is that although we can’t control when the sun rises, how high the mountains are, or what color the sky is: our world is beautiful and we have such a short time to explore it. He enforces that it’s our duty to use our time on this glorious planet well, and important we must live with intent. “If you are British and living in the U.K., the stats tell us that on average, we all watch 9 years’ worth of TV. That’s over 78,000 hours. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good box set but come on. 9 years is just sad. My philosophy in life is ‘Don’t count the days, make the days count’. And that’s exactly what I do.”
His schedule is tight and with a similar setup no matter where in the world he is; basically consisting of travel, run, rest, travel, run, rest, repeat. He has had great days as well as tough days during his trip. But at least I have days, Nick says. Some men all over the world get their life cut short; just like his friend Kev.
Founded in 1996, Prostate Cancer was the first national organization for prostate cancer in the UK. Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, their aim is to stop prostate cancer from being a killer. In the last 20 years, they’ve invested over £37 million into ground breaking research, and continue to provide award-winning support for men.
“We all have one life. Do what you love, be good, help others and completely treasure every day! Life is short and insignificant in the grand scheme of time and space but for us little humans we can decide how we live it. If you are a man and over 40, go and get your prostate checked! It may save your life.” Nick says.
Text ‘NRTW89 £10’ to 70070 Support Prostate Cancer UK. To read more and understand all the details of the trip please visit. www.runningtheworld196.com
“Prostate cancer is the biggest killer of men in the UK, with 11,000 dying every year. The saddest thing of all is that if you catch it early you’re highly likely to live. It is an awareness piece. I want to get all men over 40 to be aware of cancer and how it may have no symptoms. Please support the trip and donate what you can.”
During the month of November Rehband will donate 15% of compression sock sales in the UK to support Prostate Cancer UK in their mission to fight the disease. Rehband is looking forward to support Nick as an ambassador in his mission to raise awareness about this important cause.
“I’m super honoured to have Rehband supporting me on my 23 month expedition to run a marathon in every country in the world. Not only are the guys and girls at Rehband are so lovely, but they are donating 15% of the donations for all compression socks sold in November to my charity of choice. Prostate Cancer UK. Get some socks! I have run the last 82 marathons in 82 countries with them. Wouldn’t run without them!” – Nick Butter
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