So you've slipped on a set of Normatec Recovery Boots at race expos and seen ads with pro athletes using them, and probably asked yourself "I wonder what that device can do for me." Well, this May, we are partnering with Scotty Banks, the regional trainer for Orange Theory Fitness in Indiana, to see what the Speed Hound Recovery System can do for him. Scotty and a group of his friends will be putting their bodies, their minds, and the Speed Hound ProPerformance Recovery System to the test by tackling David Goggins' 4x4x48 challenge to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. On May 20th starting at 8pm EST, they will run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours, totaling 48 miles. In between these runs, the team will be using the Speed Hound ProPerformance Recovery System to help recharge their body in prep for the next 4 mile challenge and taking them to the finish line. This extreme use case for our recovery system will really test the merits of our compression therapy system.
Here's Scotty's Why:
"About a year ago at Orangetheory in Carmel, Indiana, Derek Jones pulled me aside and told me that he had been diagnosed with Stage IV, follicular non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He wanted to thank me for getting him physically and mentally in the best shape of his life, so he could beat cancer’s a$$. It honestly wrecked me. As he was telling me, I was looking at his three beautiful children and wife in the lobby. An immunotherapy drug known as “Rituxan”, originally funded by LLS, currently has Derek’s cancer in remission. However, the battle isn’t over. Derek’s cancer is chronic and will likely return. Rituxan has bought him more time, but the cure is yet to be identified. It may be the dollars you donate that saves Derek’s life or one of millions of others who are forced to step into this fight. As a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign (MWOY), I am raising funds in honor of Derek."
Derek Jones and his family
With this effort, Scotty is looking to raise $48,000 for LLS and patients who suffer from these diseases. Please support him by making tax deductible donations by clicking here.
You can follow Scotty and his journey on Instagram @scotty_banks.