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: 2006
School: JHU
Hometown: Hickory, NC
Email: clareblubaugh@jhu.edu

Clare Blubaugh

I first heard about large-scale cancer fundraisers during high school when I learned of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. I immediately became involved with the program, and I think of it as one of my most valuable and beneficial experiences in high school. In coming to Hopkins, I was eager to see what kinds of ACS-related fundraisers were on campus. When a friend mentioned the Hopkins 4K, I was extremely interested. I was excited by both the ambitious fundraising goal set for the team as well as by the chance to bike across the country. This summer I will be riding for my uncle and my good friend/second mother, both of whom have been recently diagnosed with cancer, and I will think of them as I hear stories and meet people all over the US.

Future Goals:
After graduation I plan to spend a couple years working at some sort of psychology clinic or interning at a private practice, and then I will go on to graduate school to get a PhD/PsyD so that I can become a psychologist. I would like to be a marriage counselor, or perhaps another type of counselor specializing in interpersonal relationships.

Age: 20
Major: Psychology