On November 1, 2003 nine volunteers from
the Drive Around the World organization began a
nine-month, 66,000 kilometer (41,000 mile) drive around the world
- crossing four continents, through 31 countries -
to raise funds that will help cure Parkinson's Disease.
Bureaucratic delays, weather, and shipping schedules
extended a nine-month plan into a 15-month reality.
Follow as we explore the world’s natural and man made wonders. Meet science and environmental researchers from around the world, explore diverse cultures, and experience new places, rich in history and geography.
03/21/05 to 03/25/05
LA Media Days.
Parkinson's Institute Symposium.
K&N Engineering media day.
Explorers Club Annual Dinner.
03/25/05 to 04/03/05
New York Auto Show.
Parkinson's Unity Walk, New York.
DRIVE AROUND AMERICA!
04/08/05 to 04/30/05
Across America Media Tour.
A California Student asks:
"I wanted to first thank you so much for doing this. What you are doing is truly
inspirational, and it completely amazes me. I'm interested in joining the peace corps.
Where have you gone so far that seems to be in the greatest need of volunteers or workers?"
I think it's great that you are interested in the Peace Corps. I spent two and half years
in West Africa in the Peace Corps and it changed my life! It was a tremendous experience!
There is need all over the world for forestry, agriculture, English, medical, etc.
There are so many ways in which you can contribute to making a better world.
The most important way to make changes for the better is to cultivate the human spirit.
This helps people realize that they too can make a difference and helps them set and reach
their goals. Once people realize that they have the power to make changes, great things will happen.
All of this is to say, there are many places you can go, and many things you can teach, but
the power to make a change is the most important thing you can propagate wherever you are.
Answer courtesy of LONGITUDE Expedition Educator, Todd Borgie.