Rowing the Atlantic for people with a brain tumour
In early December, military man Jack Jarvis will embark on a challenge of epic proportions to support people with a brain tumour: rowing across the Atlantic, taking a route that has never been attempted solo before.
The route is 4,500 nautical miles, taking almost 100 days to row. It is an official Guinness World Record attempt and will push Jack to his absolute limits, both mentally and physically, but it’s something he can’t wait to do in memory of his late grandfather, who passed away in 2007 from a brain tumour.
During the time Jack is at sea, around 300 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK. With every mile of this treacherous journey, battling isolation, exhaustion and the elements, Jack is funding vital support so these people and their loved ones feel less alone.
In December 2021, British soldier, Jack Jarvis, will be attempting something no one has ever done before – rowing solo from Mainland Europe to Mainland North America, all in an attempt to raise money for a cause very close to his heart – supporting people with a brain tumour.
The whole journey is around 4,500 nautical miles meaning Jack will be at sea, alone for almost 100 days, rowing almost 50 miles every single day.
The row starts from Mainland Europe (Portugal), goes past the Canary Island and the Dominican Republic, and finishes in Mainland America – near Miami.
He is the only person to ever attempted this route and will become a Guinness World Record holder if he completes it.
The row will be incredibly testing, both mentally and physically. Jack will battle with sleep deprivation, salt sores, and his mind will be left with his own thoughts surrounded by the thousands of miles of open water.
Over the next few months, Jack will need your support more than ever!
Matching the scale of his enormous challenge, he has set himself an ambitious fundraising target of £50,000. This amount of money would be game-changing for brainstrust’s support services, potentially funding the expansion of our dedicated support services into new regions of the UK, so more people affected by a brain tumour have access to life-changing support.