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.


Judy Penati

Trip Year: 2008
School: JHU
Hometown: Newmarket, New Hampshire
Email: orsojp@hotmail.com
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Judy Penati

Positively. Positively is a simple word, yet it is one of my favorites. It expresses confidence, certainty and optimism. Conviction mixed with the optimism that allows one to get through the tougher times and achieve ones goals. I am not talking about the naÔve, we live in an absolutely wonderful place, optimism. One doesnít need to be reminded that there is tragedy in the world. The optimism I love is the optimism that is intricately tied to a belief in hope. Hope that although the clouds are a miserable grey and the stress of the day is just overwhelming, there is going to be a moment, an hour, a day in the future that will bring a natural soul-warming smile to your face. Through riding cross-country I am trying to spread and encourage hope. I have been inspired by the tenacity of those touched by cancer. Via inspiring hope I strive to positively show my awe in the strength of humanity.

Future Goals: I am currently in a state of exploration with not a clue of where I will be in the next 4, 10, 20 years. However, I hope that at sometime one may find me participating in the Peace Corp.