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.


Katie Ross

Trip Year: 2006
School: JHU
Hometown: Libertyville, IL
Email: katherineanneross@gmail.com
Trip Leader

Katie Ross

I'm riding for everyone at Hope Lodge. I did the trip during the summer of 2004 but had to take a hiatus from Ohio to Kansas due to illness. I feel as if I still owe it to everyone who sponsored me the first time around to do the trip again. When it came time to pick who to ride for, I really had no clue what to do because so many people I know have been impacted by cancer. Then, at the first Hope Lodge event of the year, we were doing the traditional "introduce yourself game" and it really hit me, I wanted to ride for everyone that I have met at Hope Lodge. This is my third year being involved with the 4K and Hope Lodge, and it has truly changed my life. I am thrilled to have a chance to know everyone at Hope Lodge, and to ride for them.

Future Goals:
In 10 years I will have a law degree. I will not be working for a huge law firm. I would like to do work involving social/health justice/ethics.

Major: Philosophy