Hopkins 4K for Cancer

The mission of Hopkins 4K for Cancer is to unite communities across the country in the fight against cancer by spreading awareness, raising funds, and fostering hope.


Amy Farkas

Trip Year: 2008
School: JHU
Hometown: Plainsboro, New Jersey
Email: afarkas2@jhu.edu
Please support me by donating now: http://www.active.com/donate/hopkins4k/H4KAFarkas
Trip Leader

Amy Farkas

I adore a certain picture of a beaming toddler, waddling down the sidewalk with the help of an old man with inch thick glasses. Itís sad knowing I canít remember my grandfather who loved me, and that my grandmother didnít live to see my parents marry. Both had lung cancer, the result of being heavy smokers during a time when no one knew the side effects of tobacco. I want to bike across the country for them, and another family I love that has been irreparably impacted by cancer. What motivates me most is knowing that it is difficult to find someone whose life hasnít been affected by cancer.

By doing the 4K, I want to support those who are fighting against cancer and those who are working to find a cure. I also recognize how important it is to support advocacy for cancer awareness and prevention, because it is possible to save lives through education. By biking to San Francisco, I can only hope to make a difference and inspire others to do the same.