Posts tagged ‘Thank You’

March 7, 2015

Thank you for supporting my Ride to Conquer Cancer!!

The thank you email that summed up my insane ride as promised! This was sent on Thursday, 16 October 2014 1:21 PM to everyone that donated or asked about my ride, my whole team at work and my team of riders.

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Last weekend, I did what I thought would be impossible, I cycled over 200km over 2 days with 904 other riders, from Olympic Park to Windsor (camping overnight) and then back again as part of The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. I did it on my trusty mountain bike that I got from Kmart /Target on sale for $100 more than 10 years ago (No, I haven’t really grown =)), the gears weren’t spot on when you changed it, there was a fine layer of rust, it was really really really heavy and it wasn’t at all suited for this ride which I was told after the ride. It took me about 18.5 hours but I did it, and I couldn’t have done it without your support!

Trying to lift my bike after 200km

Trying to lift my bike after 200km.

So…
THANK YOU to all those donated and supported me, I pushed myself physically and mentally up those hills because I told everyone that I would ride 200km, and ride all of 200km I did, there were so many times where walking up the those steep hills with my bike in tow would have been the easier option but I knew that each and every one of you would have been there shouting your support and cheering if you were there, so I persisted no matter how ridiculous I looked slowly inching my way up. I couldn’t let you all down! =)

THANK YOU to my team mates Sonia and Carlo from CBA, you made this such an amazing journey! I would never have signed up for the ride and discovered my mental and physical strength if it wasn’t for you guys =). Congratulations on finishing the ride!!!

My team mates

My team mates

THANK YOU to my family and boyfriend who supported me throughout the ride, getting up at 4am to see me off, visiting me at camp and meeting me at the finish line, and an even bigger thank you to my dad who also went looking for me on his motorcycle, joining me for part of the ride to make sure I was ok!

The greatest family

The greatest family

The best boyfriend

The best boyfriend

And finally THANK YOU to the volunteers, crew, sponsors and organisers that made this impossible event amazing! There was one clear thing that I learnt from this ride, it was that cancer affects everyone from the patients to their family and friends around them but there is a cure, and we can beat it! Already treatment has improved in the last 20 years where the survival rate of common cancers has increased by 30% this wouldn’t been possible research and your support. If you would like to donate to show your support, please visit:http://cfrau.convio.net/goto/HelenConquersCancer

Some stats:

Day Day 1 Day 2
Weather Sunny 29°C Sunny 32°
My Ride Time 9 hours approx. (A few did this day in 4 hours =O) 9.5 hours approx.
Distance 99.7km 112.9km
Maps Click on map for detailed link, please do not edit.
Day 1 [SATURDAY AM]

Day 1 [SATURDAY AM]

Day 2 [SUNDAY AM]

Day 2 [SUNDAY AM]

Total Raised 3.6 Million by 905 riders

To see a few more photos from my ride you can search on my hashtag:
http://picbi.com/tag/helenconquerscancer
My official bike lifting photo

Warm Regards,
Helen Huang

So that was it, my crazy little achievement!

Till next time,
Helen ♥

January 22, 2011

Captivated

Is there someone that captivates you? That you feel drawn to? That you makes you feel as if you know them even when you don’t?
Do they make you feel safe? Comfortable? At ease? Do they make you smile?

Haha I’ve become such a bad drinker now,
I use to be able to pace myself,
but now I just go all out.
I’m also act like a child when drunk XD, which I probably will be remembered for, for a while.

But for all the stupidity of getting drunk, there was something nice that came out of it all.
Thank you for looking after me, even though it meant you missed out on things and I’m sorry for being so difficult =]P.

Smiling,
Helen ♥

December 4, 2010

Wet

I believe I’ve lost the ability to blog from my computer.
I seem to either get very distracted, or not to be able to think of anything at all.
Which one explanation for my lack of posts.
The second is that I’ve been sleeping much too late,
which means I can’t blog from bed, as it’s usually, crash and sleep.
And the third reason is because I have kinda of just finished my uni examsssssssss yay,
unfortunately I still have a piano exam to go, so not complete freedom yet.

Plans for my freedom?
Currently undecided,
But I really want to go camping,
it’ll be fun =].
I’ll probably be pretty bad at it,
since I seem to be hurting myself a lot more lately, stupid bloody blister ><.

The weather’s been a bit urgh as of late,
And its dampening my spirits =(,
as are some other things.
The little things.
I hate it when you get caught up in the little things.

Thankfully, there are some that are good at distracting me from dwelling on silly thoughts like that,
And they probably don’t even know it,
but yay for them =].

Hoping,
Helen ♥

November 8, 2010

Two Decades Old

I’m really grateful to you guys,
Adrian, Billy, Brad, Chi, Gian, Joseph, Nathan, Rowena and Son.
What you all did really touched me =],
please do not insert a sexual innuendo there =]P.
As much as I love doing things on a grand scale with heaps of people,
I really needed something low-key.
So thank you all for that.

I would go through each of your AWESOME qualities and announce it all very publicly,
but I’ve already given a snippet of my thoughts on Facebook,
and the rest goes beyond words and announcing it on the internet.
Just know that each of you mean something special to me,
and I hope you can trust me to be there for you,
like how you’ve all been there for me.

Lovingly,
Helen ♥

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