FOX 39's Person You Should Know: Driving Toward a Cure

Published 05/31 2012 10:19PM

Updated 05/31 2012 10:27PM

"It's a stress reliever, you don't think about anything throughout the week," said Adam Cartwright, race car driver, "you get in the car and just you're in your own little world and it's awesome."

Adam Cartwright has been sitting behind the wheel of a race car for the past 10 years.

"It's an amazing feeling," said Cartwright.


That's because as he loops the Rockford Speedway for fun each Saturday night, he's racing for more than just the checkered flag.

"Cancer runs really big in my family," Cartwright said, "My mom just had a stroke not too long grandma, it's pretty big in my family and I kind of want to help out and figure out new ways to get it done."

So he's racing for a cure.

"Everything that I get, half of what I win, donations, everything goes right to 'Racing 2 Cure Cancer'" said Cartwright.

The ins and outs of Cartwright's race car seem pretty standard, but what sets his baby apart from the rest, is the flashy pink ribbon smack dab in the middle of the hood. People are beginning to notice of why he's in it to win it.

"I've actually gotten a lot of new fans," Cartwright said, "people coming down and thanking me."

That's because Cartwright has already raised $560 for "Racing 2 Cure Cancer" in just this racing season alone. But Cartwright is far from done. His goal is $10 thousand.

"It's a long way, but I'm just getting started," said Cartwright, "Not only are you making yourself feel better because you know you're doing something for somebody and multiple people, but you're making yourself feel better because you know it's going to help something."

To help Adam raise money for "Racing 2 Cure Cancer" click here, and then go under "Search Drivers," find Adam Cartwright and click "Donate".    


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