My wife shared with me the Christmas wishlist of kids with cancer. She got it from James Auste of the Cancer Warriors Foundation. There were a lot of items listed there, but what got my attention were the wishes of around 14 kids who wanted to get bikes this Christmas.
I messaged my friend Benji of Joven Bikes and asked her how much a kid's bike costs. According to her, a kid's bike is about P1,500 to P1,900 each while a mountain bike is about P2,800 to P5,500.
Not bad. A pair of titanium skewers costs more than that, right?
So here's the list. We need the following:
1 bike for an 8 year old
1 bike for a 4 year old
2 bikes for 2 year olds
2 bikes for 3 year olds
3 bikes for 6 year olds
1 bike for a 10 year old
and 4 mountain bikes for the teenagers.
Of course it's not enough to give them just bikes. We also need to give them a helmet, at least. As to how much this costs, I'm still waiting for Benj's response.
It's perfectly OK if you want to help but cannot shoulder the whole amount. We already have someone who's giving P500.00. That's 1/3 of a bike already. :)
And if you have a bike that you'd like to donate, so much the better!
If you're interested in gifting a kid a bike this Christmas, please do get in touch with me. Leave a message in the comment box below with your contact details, text me at 0917-883-3433, or email me at jovan (at) philippinecycling (dot) com.
UPDATE: It's complete now thanks to your generosity!
Ernie Imperial is giving three kiddie bikes
Jerald Tan Gutierrez is giving one kiddie bike
Vic Manlapaz, Maricel del Mundo and Tere Navarro is giving one kiddie bike
Kay del Rosario is giving one kiddie bike
Paulo Salome is giving one kiddie bike
I'm giving one kiddie bike
Cely Co is giving one bike
Jaja Suarez is giving one mountain bike
Goyo Larrazabal is giving two mountain bikes