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I am riding 180km for little kids facing cancer
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My target 180 kms
A Big Thank You!
Last day of the Big Ride Challenge! With my last ride today, it brought the total distance covered to 265 km over the past 14 days. This was generously matched by your total donation to-date of $2650 – $10 for every 1 km cycled. We have done well!
A big thank you to all who has joined me in this challenge. There were some who chose to maintain anonymity. Whoever you are – thank you! Together, we have brought joy and smiles to many young kids who are experiencing challenges beyond their years. I know many of you will think little of what you have done. However these kids and their family will beg to differ. You have given these young ones the opportunity TO BE KIDS again!
A final thought. When I first started this challenge, a friend remarked, “..quite a bit of such causes happening now..”. In wrestling with that reality, I decided that while we cannot meet all needs, we can begin with one need at a time, whatever that may be.
So thanks for choosing to take that step with me to bless these little ones! May you continue to bloom where you are planted.
A Personal Update
A wise man once wrote,” If you want to walk on water, you have to step out of the boat!”
Since I embark on this cause a week ago, I have been overwhelmed by the gracious support and generosity of family and friends. Everyone I shared with has been nothing but encouraging and supportive of my effort. Other than financially, there have been friends who went out of their way to provide moral and practical support. Friends like KC who accompanied me on my 89 km ride to the Melbourne CBD over the past weekend. That meant a great deal to me, especially when you consider KC only started riding with me about a month ago.
On reflection, this initiative would not have taken off if not for an inspirational young lady, Caitlin, who a year ago chose to shave off her beautiful long hair to raise funds for Leukaemia patients. The seed was sown then, and have since come to fruition.
This first step is a small and tentative one. Yet it is an important small step in my quest to grow out of my comfort zone and learn to look out for others. In stepping out of the boat, I have begun to see what is possible, even at 61.
So thank you for taking this journey with me, for your interest, your encouragement, your support, and also for your donation to help young kids and their families facing cancer. Thank you!
Journey with Me on My Big Ride for Little Kids
Every day, 2 Australian families are given the heart-breaking news that their child has cancer.
I've joined the Big Ride for Little Kids to support kids facing cancer. I will be riding a total of 180km. This is about the distance from my home near Mt Dandenong in Outer East Melbourne to Lorne along the Great Ocean Road. This will be done over 14 days.
I'm cycling from 1st - 14th March to raise funds for Camp Quality services and programs to help children aged 0-14 years old who are dealing with their own diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a brother, sister, mum or dad.
By creating positive memories, Camp Quality helps change the cancer story for kids and their families. Whatever amount you choose to donate, you will give these kids and families the break from cancer they urgently need.
Thank you so much.
Thank you to my supporters!
Kee Kia Koh
Christina Wong Yoke Lan