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.


Ryan Slater

Trip Year: 2006
School: University of Michigan
Hometown: Novi, MI
Email: ryan.slater@gmail.com

Ryan Slater

I am taking this trip because I can think of no better way to help people in need, while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. I have seen three of my close friends lose a parent to cancer, and I want to dedicate my ride to the families that have gone through so much emotionally as well as those who are fighting every day.

My future goals:
Currently I am working at Siemens Medical Solutions (thanks for the time off and support) as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer for cardiac and ultrasound medical imaging equipment. I look forward to getting married early next year and living in the Ann Arbor area. I have always enjoyed being active and involved in the community, and I look at this as the first of many such events that I will be a part of as I start my professional career.

Age: 22
Major: Computer Engineering
Occupation: Software Quality Assurance Engineer for Siemens Medical Solutions