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.


Ken Lin

Trip Year: 2006
School: JHU
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Email: nilnek@gmail.com

Ken Lin

Sooner or later, we will all face cancer, either as patients or as cheerleaders. I want to learn more about this disease and the people that wake up every day facing it. I will not be a spectator and watch as others dedicate themselves to a cause that is as much mine as it is theirs. I am riding with the Hopkins 4K as my meager contribution to the cause, and in order to honor the memory of Catherine Yang, a high school friend who passed from cancer in December 2005.

Future Goals:
My ultimate goal in life is to have a stern portrait of myself join the others staring down at Hopkins students as they slave away in the HUT. Career-wise though, I am torn on what path to follow. I graduate this semester and the crystal ball is still really murky, so any advice is welcome!

Age: 20
Major: Materials Science and Engineering