Colette is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University studying Psychology and Cognitive Science in the Kreiger School of Arts and Sciences. In the summer of 2011 she is riding with a group of college students on a 70 day, 4000 mile bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle. Money raised by our riders goes to support 4K for Cancer's mission of spreading awareness, fostering hope and uniting communities across the county in the fight against cancer. We do this through cancer education programs, health screenings and by visiting cancer patients at hospitals, cancer centers and hospices each day during the ride. 4K also gives financial support to local, cancer centric non-profits in the communities we bike through.
When I first heard about the 4K I was struck by how directly influential it is. The idea of not just raising money, but connecting with communities across the country, learning about people’s lives, and spreading awareness is an incredible concept. And, the goal of raising such a large amount of money is an enticing challenge. When I first heard about the 4K I knew I had to do it.
It seems that everyone knows someone that has been affected by cancer. I am grateful that I haven’t been directly affected by this tragedy, but I know so many people that have. Something this universally endured is certainly worth going to great lengths and overcoming challenges to fight. I am humbled by how much 4K alumni have already achieved and I am honored to take part in the ride this year.
Thank you so much for your support and generosity.