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OCT 13, 2003
No stopping this fund-raising cyclist

WHEN avid cyclist Wendy Chan lost a close friend in November 2001, all she could do to ease her pain was to cycle. 'I couldn't even eat or sleep,' said the freelance photographer in her 30s.

So last year, she cycled solo from Bangkok to Singapore, taking two weeks to complete the 2,000km journey. Her efforts got about $10,000 in donations for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

This weekend, she spent 24 hours cycling on a stationary bike to raise money for the Children's Cancer Foundation. Her 'cyclathon' at Youth Park ended at noon yesterday and brought in more than $10,000.

She plans to become a full-time fund-raiser and embark on more quirky ways to raise money, which 'will always have something to do with cycling', she quipped.

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CYCLING FOR CANCER: Freelance photographer Wendy Chan (right) used her passion for cycling for a good cause: raising funds for the Children's Cancer Foundation. With more than 150 others, she went on a 24-hour stationery cycle-thon at Youth Park, bringing in more than $10,000 by the end of the event on Sunday afternoon. -- CHEW SENG KIM