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.

Journal

June 4, 2007

by Jarred Adams
With a wonderful breakfast from the Fayette Christian Church, we set our sails for Elkhart, Indiana. It started out to be a breezy day with winds from the west. As the day progressed, we said goodbye to Ohio and hello to Indiana. During the ride, we hit some serious rain but a 4Ker must go on, remembering our focus and those who are struggling with cancer. The Mt. Zion church in Lagrange provided us with a gracious lunch and shelter. When we arrived in Elkhart, we were greeted by the community at the First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart, led by Pastor Steve Braden and accompanied by the United Cancer Group. We also thank the YMCA of Elkhart for opening their doors for us to get some warm showers.

We were fortunate enough to meet Mr. Jim P, one of the church members and former bike racer. Many thanks for his enthusiastic assistance with bike maintenance after the rain and expert advice about bike fit and riding in general. We would also like to celebrate that Jims mother is a 42-year survivor of cancer! After dinner with the community and the presentation from Drew, Olympia and Peter, we were off to bed with dreams of Michigan City.