Whittier Grad Preps for a 10,000 mile Road Trip for Charity

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Whittier grad Allyson Jo Saca '09 and three friends are preparing for the 2009 Mongol Rally, a charity race across Europe and Asia in a small, underpowered 1.2-liter car, reports the Weston Forum. 

The rally begins in Barcelona, Spain, and ends in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Driving more than 10,000 miles across deserts, mountain ranges and through difficult border crossings, the group will likely be on the road between four to six weeks. Dubbed the Silk Road Warriors, Saca's team is trying to raise $3,000 in charitable donations, which will go to Mercy Corps, a group that works to support rural communities and families in Mongolia.