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.


Clare Blubaugh

Trip Year: 2008
School: JHU
Hometown: Hickory, North Carolina
Email: clareblubaugh@jhu.edu
Please support me by donating now: http://www.active.com/donate/hopkins4k/H4KCBlubau
Trip Leader

Clare Blubaugh

In the summer of 2006, when I participated in the 4k for the first time, I rode for the people I love who had fought or were fighting cancer. Their bravery, their struggle, their pain, their love, their persistence, and their hope - that is what inspired me in my trek across the country. As I visited communities, I met more and more people who displayed those same strengths, and the list of people for whom I was riding grew ever longer. If the trip started as an individual voyage grounded in my personal life, it ended as a collective experience that expanded my belief in the universality of our sorrow and our infinite strengths.

Now Iím riding again, this time for all the people I met along the ride two years ago. I believe we must all help each other, for I have seen that what we may not be able to do alone, we can do through the support, love, and grace of each other. I believe in the mission of the 4k: to unite communities in the fight against cancer by raising funds, spreading awareness, and fostering hope.