Morgan Parker, founder of non profit organization Wheel2Wheel, has come home…and he even arrived in style. Arriving on the 4th July at around noon, he was welcomed by friends, family, local motorbike riders as well as supporters. He led a pack of people mighty proud of his achievement. After all, how long has it been since a Brisbane, Australia native finished some 25,000 kilometers through Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Timor-Leste and finally in his native Australia? We may be wrong but we have a feeling that no other Australian has done something like this…and all for charity!
Truly, what Morgan Parker did was an amazing feat. His transcontinental charitable motorcycle expedition took him 125 days on the road but in all these 10 countries, he was able to raise awareness and even provide financial assistance to 10 brilliant yet under-recognized charitable organizations throughout Asia and Australia. To say that what Morgan Parker did was truly inspirational may even still be an understatement.
The Wheel2Wheel founder rode his trusty BMW F800GS motorbike through some of the region’s most beautiful and challenging terrain. He has truly shown persistence, will, dedication and passion for the under-privileged. His feat has become a reminder for those who have lost hope. His feat also serves as an inspiration for those who want to become heroes in their own right. Nothing is impossible. One can start small and one can also start with a big bang. What’s important is that one DOES something.
Morgan Parker’s feat is a great example of someone out there who is willing to cross borders, if only to help some people in need.
Wheel2Wheel is an innovative independent non-profit organisation created to raise awareness and provide financial assistance to brilliant yet under-recognised charitable organisations throughout Australasia. Wheel2Wheel is carbon neutral and entirely self-funded.
A fundraising cum endurance biking event dubbed “Warriors to Wall Ride” was held last May 6 – 10, 2011 and with a whopping total of US $140,000.00 raised, the event was nothing short of a certified astounding success!
The event, which was spearheaded by non profit organization Le Kids (www.lekids.org), aimed to help eradicate poverty, lack of proper access to education as well as HIV/AIDS incidences among the children in rural China. Participants underwent endurance cycling challenges from Xian (from the home of the ancient Terra-cotta Warriors to iconic Great Wall of China) to historic Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The challenging route took the riders on an unforgettable journey visiting World Heritage sites and world famous attractions in Mainland China.
One of the participants who treaded hundreds of kilometers is Douglas White, top honcho of Prosperity Research Digital Agency or PRDA. White served as the daily blogger during the event and PRDA provided social media expertise. For 4 days, White did not only participate in the bike ride but also gave updates on the challenging trails, schedules and breaks. He also took the time out to describe the majestic sceneries along the way.
White said that he and his agency took part in the worthwhile cause not only because it is part of their community and corporate responsibility efforts but also because he believed that to be part of the event was a blessing.
“Le Kids aims to help children in rural China get what they truly deserve – access to education, proper health and nutrition and good quality of life. To be a part of a drive that aims to help children become stronger, more empowered human beings is something that I will no doubt be eager to be a part of,” White stressed.
The money raised – a whopping US $140,000 was turned over to the Chi Heng Foundation.
On May 6 to 10, 2011, a fundraising event will be held with this in mind: to help eradicate poverty, lack of proper access to education as well as HIV/AIDS incidences among the children in rural China. The event, dubbed “Warriors to Wall Ride,” and spearheaded by non-profit organization Le Kids (www.lekids.org) will start from Xian, from the home of the ancient Terra-cotta Warriors to iconic Great Wall of China, and which will finish at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The challenging route will take riders on an unforgettable journey visiting World Heritage sites and world famous attractions in Mainland China.
And did we mention that “Warriors to Wall Ride” will be an endurance cycling event? On May 6, the riders will gun off from Xian’s Terra-cotta Warriors and will end up at Weinan City. Total cycling distance is a whopping 100 kilometers. On the second day, May 7, the riders will begin from Fenglingdu Yellow River Bridge and will end at Yuncheng City for a total cycling distance of 115 km. Not only does the second day have more miles to cover but it’s even more difficult to finish, given that the trail will include climbing. By May 8, riders will be treated to the panoramic visuals of a 90 kilometer ride covering Yima to Luoyang City. May 9 will cover 80 kilometers of challenging trails from Luoyang to ShaolinTemple to Anyang City. On the last day, the participants will tread a total of 100 kilometers from Juyongguan The Great Wall to Summer Palace and finally to Tiananmen Square, at the heart of Beijing. Truly, given the schedule and challenges involved in this race, a lot of people are interested and excited.
One of them is Douglas White of Prosperity Research Digital Agency. White shares that to be a part of a worthwhile cause is part of their community and corporate responsibility. “More than anything else, I think to be a part of this cause that’s for the benefit of children in rural China is a blessing,” he shared.
Just how many stories have we heard about the poverty, lack of education-related programs, lack of access to proper nutrition and even cases of HIV/AIDS infection among children in China? Bet you will say that you have heard many. Too many, in fact. Not only have we heard of these many stories in the past but bet you continue to hear these sad stories. And no child whether from China or not deserve that kind of life.
Good thing there are non-profit organizations such as Le Kids (www.lekids.org) whose members have made a lifelong commitment to help the disadvantaged children in rural China. Le Kids aims to help children get what they truly deserve – access to education, proper health and nutrition and good quality of life that will prepare them to face a better future and be stronger, more empowered citizens of their country.
The Le Kids organization is so committed to achieving these goals that they will even spearhead a fundraising event from Xian to Beijing. The event, dubbed “Warriors to Wall Ride,” will start on May 6 to May 10, 2011. “Warriors to Wall Ride” is an endurance cycling event from Xian, from the home of the ancient Terra-cotta Warriors to iconic Great Wall of China, and which will finish at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The challenging route will take riders on an unforgettable journey visiting World Heritage sites and world famous attractions in Mainland China.
Participants of this fundraising event will include at least 20 executives and senior manager from Accor, a network of world class hotels and resorts. All the money raised will go to the Chi Heng Foundation, which does not only provide education to HIV/AIDS impacted children but also memorable experiences all designed to lift a child’s spirit and make them smile.
Visit Le Kids to learn more about this worthwhile cause.
Planet Battle and Youth Outreach team up for a full day of kickboxing, capoeira and hip hop demonstrations, wall climbing, lucky draws, etc. Special guest fighters will include New Zealand’s own champion fighter Andrew ‘Powerhouse’ Peck. All for the kids of Hong Kong. Give generously at http://www.youthoutreach.org.hk/main/support_e.htm
China’s hottest fashion designers such as Jenny Ji, Le Kun, Estune Icicle and Helen Lee who will join the catwalk for a cause for EcoChic Shanghai on January 12, 2009. Hong Kong glitterati made EcoChic sparkle in Hong Kong. Super celebrities Rain Li, Ivan Wang, Lisa S, William So Wing Hong, Ella Koon, Chau Kai-bong and Mrs Brenda Chau made everyone “green” with envy for their luxurious sustainable fashion. http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs02GpcNLAo
Hocc and her celebrity friends bring Thelma to life for her 10 days Journey of Christmas. Come see her magical house at Harbout City and support this wonderful charity by collecting the limited edition watches and little Thelma dolls. All proceeds go to Hocc Charity Fund http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=r3emteFhwE0&feature=channel_page
EcoChic HK rocks the Hong Kong glitterati to an eco-friendly tune on Thursday 30th October. Watch Lisa S, Christina Dean, and the beautiful models show off the environmentally freindly EcoChic fashions. www.so-u.tv
Survey of 100 Senior Executives in Asia results revealed. This episode explores the “talent gap”. There is often a difference between what the executive and the company want. How best to understand and manage this is discussed. Mark Powell reveals the informative findings in this engaging 8 part series.www.so-u.tv
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