July 11, 2010
June 27, 2010
May 23, 2010
May 15, 2010
May 4, 2010
May 3, 2010
The following seminars were offered:
- Flat Fix Bike
- Wellness (the RMT group)
- Rally Readiness
- the PWA Agency
Brian Farr, Dan Crystal, PWA.
April 29, 2010
April 28, 2010
April 20, 2010
April 10, 2010
Having said that, I have decided to continue and challenge myself even further. I have decided to increase my fund-raising goal to $6,500.00. I know that is a big number, but it is just a number, just like 660 km (distance from Toronto to Montreal) is just a number. It is all psychological. If we believe we cannot do it, we won't. If we have doubt in our thoughts, we will carry doubt in all our actions. It's a tough thing to conquer as we are human and it is our nature to have fear and trepidation . But Strength, determination and the will-power to conquer those fears is also a trait of being human. All personal challenges can teach you a lot about yourself and your abilities.
This journey has already been a mind-altering and life changing experience, and I still have 3 months to go. I am confident that I can reach my new goal and am honoured to have such supportive friends and family who have supported me and PWA. Thank you.
April 5, 2010
A few updates on the Bike Rally training and fund-raising. I had a little hitch last Thursday, which has slightly affected my training. I sprained my ankle walking on a lawn at night. I know that doesn't say much about my coordination or athletic abilities, but I assure you that I am taking care of the ankle and it is a thousand times better than it was Thursday or Friday. It looked like someone had implanted a baseball in my ankle, but with careful attention, icing and elevation of the foot, it is now well on the way to being back to normal. I hope within a weeks time, that I will be able to do a moderate ride.
On the fund-raising front, I am so proud and happy to say that I have reached 84% of my fund-raising goal in only 4 weeks! With your generous and kind support, I have raised $2925.00 and believe that the Support will continue to pour in, and that I will surpass the original $3500.00 goal I had set. I have realized through this process, the amazing kindness of friends, strangers and family. Truly, from my heart, I would like to say Thank you. To have your Support means a great deal to me and you can only imagine what this means for those who will benefit from your donations. You are all stars in my eyes and rock my world!
Thank you with Gratitude!
March 14, 2010
Lots to do. Lots to prep. Very excited. I want to go out on the streets to ride but it's still raining. I've also raised $1,630.00 already. I am shocked, flabbergasted and downright glowing happy for all the support and encouragement. I have a few cheques and cash receipts to submit this week to PWA, but may even consider "upping" my Goal to see how much I can raise.
Thank you again everyone!!
March 9, 2010
I haven't chosen the piece as yet, but will post soon.
You people ROCK my world!! Kindness and generosity truly do extend further than one can imagine!
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March 4, 2010
I wanted to provide a little history and the reason why I have chosen to do this ride. The following 3 videos are part of a documentary of the Bike Rally. Some of our riders are skilled cyclists; however, the Bike Rally has men and women of all backgrounds participating, from the ages of 18 to 70, joint in their passion to support their friends and loved ones. In its twelfth year, the Bike Rally is one of the most well-organized, safe, and inclusive events in Canada. There are more than 18,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto, approximately one quarter of Canada's HIV-positive population. The need is great and the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) provides practical information and support services, such as a food bank, health promotion, and treatment programs. The Friends For Life Bike Rally supports PWA and helps to raise over half of its annual operating budget.
Please help pledge and support me Online by clicking HERE and as part of my incentive to you, I will be donating a personal painting to be raffled off to those who contribute $100.00 or more. For each $100 donation you will get one ticket entered for the raffle. The 30 x 40 Gallery style painting is called "Red Rhapsody" and is valued at $880.00. The painting and its specifications can be found at my website www.alexanderjwu.com.