A “brilliant collection of DVDs and a flat screen television,” are just a few of the luxuries David Cornthwaite left behind in London when he set off on his mission to swim 1,000 miles through the Missouri River. Cornthwaite is attempting the journey to help raise $150,000 for CoppaFeel!, a breast cancer awareness charity.
Cornthwaite is fueled by more than just doing a good deed. He told KPTM TV, “I wanted to see exactly what I could achieve with my life and my time here. There’s an adventure to be had in our kitchen if we go looking for it, but a lot of people don’t.”
He began on August 10th in Chamberlain, South Dakota. With a team including a nutritionist and film crew following behind on standup paddleboards, Cornthwaite is scheduled to complete his adventure in St. Louis on October 5th. So far, he has raised $10,000.