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.


Henry Peng

Trip Year: 2008
School: Univ. of Minnesota
Hometown: Elmhurst, New York
Email: peng0088@umn.edu
Please support me by donating now: http://www.active.com/donate/hopkins4k/H4KHPeng

Henry Peng

This past year my aunt became the first person in my family to be diagnosed with cancer. It came as a shock to my whole family and we all were very worried. We gave her support and encouragement but I knew it wasn’t enough for what she was going through. While driving my aunt to chemotherapy and seeing her go bald I knew that I could do more than just give her my support. When I found out about the Hopkins4K, I knew this was the perfect way to give hope and support to my aunt and to use her story to inspire others. I will never be able to cure cancer because I am not gifted in medicine, but this is a small way in which I can show that I care. The 4,000 mile ride is going to be long and tough, but it will never compare to the journey cancer patients face each day. While riding across the United States I hope to touch as many people as I can because I know everyone I meet will touch me in a significant way.

Future Goal: Create microfinance institutions to help bring people in third
world countries out of poverty.