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.


Emma Kluge

Trip Year: 2006
School: Ithaca College
Hometown: North Salem, NY
Email: eikluger@hotmail.com

Emma Kluge

I'd like to honor the friends and family who have fought cancer, specifically my grandmother, Louise Julia Johnsen Boyka, who passed away when I was seven years old, during a struggle with breast cancer. Though I was very young, I still remember her clearly, as she left a strong and wonderful impression on everyone she met. I love you, Grandma Lou. I'd also like to honor those I have recently lost: Mary Boyka, my aunt; Robert Judd, a close family friend; Martha Lord and Ingrid Praino, incredible mothers of two close friends; and Alan Hanson, who has won his battle.

Future Goals:
I hope to do field research in primate conservation and sustainable development both throughout the next two years of college and after I graduate in 2008. I apparently also plan to convert my existing thighs into solid steel.

Age: 20
Major: Environmental Science/Anthropology/German