Rally Dakar is probably the most difficult rally held since 1978. Since 2009, the race has been moved to Latin America, after threats in Mauritania had been too nice to proceed the unique route from Paris in France, to Dakar in Senegal. The rally is a large endurance check, and the powerful, largely off-road tracks are notoriously harmful, with many drivers shedding their lives or injuring themselves whereas trying to complete the gruelling rally.
For the primary time ever, a Lebanese workforce is taking part within the 2018 Rally Dakar in January. Jad Comair and Antoine Iskandar lately introduced they’re excited to take part within the prestigious competitors this yr, however wished to do extra to assist those that want it most. That’s why they’ve determined to launch the #BeTheDrive marketing campaign in assist of Lebanese affiliation Anta Akhi and have pledged to donate their proceeds from the rally to the affiliation serving to 67 individuals with disabilities in Lebanon with all that they should reside their lives to the fullest.
That is what Comair and Iskandar needed to say:
“In the present day begins our actual journey; and whereas we had been triggered by our love in direction of our nation to take part within the hardest rally on this planet, we’re at the moment standing in entrance of a much bigger accountability, for our participation has taken a much bigger dimension as we dedicate it to individuals who face a lot larger challenges daily and so they face them fortunately. The truth is, all our proceeds will go to an affiliation that works onerous to supply a good life to 67 younger women and men who are suffering from bodily and/or psychological disabilities, securing all of the medical, social and non secular wants of their every day lives. Every one among you may also make a distinction and be the drive of those that aren’t any completely different from us, however reside and love their lives regardless of all difficulties.”
I believe it’s superb Lebanese workforce will likely be waving our flag on the iconic Rally Dakar this yr, however much more in order that they determined to assist others within the course of. You possibly can donate to Anta Akhi on this hyperlink, and observe up with the Lebanese workforce as they put together for Rally Dakar subsequent month!