Adam Higgins's race for fibromyalgia
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- Published on Thursday, 09 February 2017 11:47
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Adam Higgins, a racing driver from Chippenham who won multiple championships during over 10 years of racing, will be raising awareness about fibromyalgia during the Michelin Ginetta Supercup. Adam is raising funds to raise awareness about fibromyalgia to over 20 million people during the championships. Adam said: ‘’I am a British Motor Racing Driver and this year I will be competing in the Michelin Ginetta Supercup held in Britain on the British Touring Car Championship Calendar. For 2017 I am moving to a higher level category of racing and see it as a unique opportunity to use the car as a tool to spread awareness to people that are unaware of fibromyalgia.
More than one person close to me have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in the last few years. Upon researching it myself, I started to realise just how many people are being affected by this disease.
As it is a fairly new disease to be diagnosed, the symptoms are often misunderstood. One day a sufferer could be absolutely fine, but the next day have a 'flare up' which can render the sufferer bed ridden and in complete agony!
The Championship that I am competing in has a huge following with a combined 20.9 million TV viewers on ITV4 over one year. This combined with a combined 385,000 spectators live at the circuits, means that there is a massive amount of people that see the cars.
My plan is to use the car as a great tool for running an awareness campaign, so that millions of people can become aware of Fibromyalgia.
Donations made will cover a small amount of the costs of running the car to help make sure we reach as many eyes as possible, but with 25% of any donation going directly to FMA UK (Fibromyalgia Action UK) charity.’’
To donate to Adam’s crowdfunding page go to:
The broadcast dates are:
Sunday 2nd April
Sunday 16th April
Sunday 21st May
Sunday 11th June
Sunday 30th July
Sunday 27th August
Sunday 17th September
Sunday 1st October
All broadcasts show highlights of the racing from the Saturday at each Event and then show 2 x 20min races live on ITV4 during Sunday's racing.