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.


July 12, 2007

by Min Ku Park
I began this morning by eating dry cereal since I got diarrhea after eating powered milk yesterday. It was crispy and we were in the middle of desert. This was a good time for us to reflect and realize how the hot breakfasts prepared by our hosts throughout our trip were truly luxurious and we should be thankful- many of our hosts in the churches would come even before we woke up to cook and left after we left. Our hosts are the ones who have made our journey. They are the ones who keep us pedaling. Tom and I talked about the great things in this trip a few days ago, and what Tom said is that politics should be more like what we are doing. We just provide the opportunities through which people can do good things. I believe it is the basic character of human beings to help others. Uniting communities across the country in the fight against cancer by biking across the country. What a brilliant idea!

About 50 miles of riding is not a big deal any more to us, even if it includes 13 miles of long, steep climbing at the end. So today was pretty enjoyable, except for the dry burning air coming into my mouth. I was riding with Arun, Rob, and Olympia. By now, all the riders are tired with 4 consecutive camping days but they are also excited that today is the last day of the four. In addition to meager leftovers from last night, we were each allowed to have 2 tiny donuts at the water stop, and lunch was planned for after we finished the ride at Bryce Canyon National Park. But Jesus saves us!

Arun, who is known as the God of Donations, successfully continued his donation miracle work by getting a dinner buffet donated from a local restaurant called Rudy’s Inn. Now, I am honestly thinking about hiring him as a sales director of my future company. The dinner was amazing. The next morning, Ian and several of us guys gladly dedicated our full bellies to Arun. After 3 consecutive camping meals, the buffet was much more than any of us expected. Thank you again to Rudy’s Inn!