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.


June 20, 2007

by Jarred Adams
We woke up to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing at 6am, it was quite the wake-us song. Our hosts at Annunciation Catholic Church graciously provided us with a killer breakfast. After our morning meeting and moment of silence, we were off.

It was a beautiful sunny 68-mile day with light winds from the south. After leaving our host in Frankfort, we headed northwest for Fairbury. The ride was an enjoyable one since the mileage was shorter and the winds were light. We saw many historic sites including the Pony Express Highway and an Oregon Train Cutoff. We took many pictures at the Kansas/Nebraska state border. Our lunch was provided by Taco Bell and Hardees which is always a nice welcome after a good hard ride. As we approached Fairbury, we were greeted by the folks at Grace Lutheran Church including Pastor Charles Schmidt. With fun and fellowship with the community, we ate a wonderful dinner provided by the church family. We made our presentation and then listened to stories of the congregation that have battled through cancer. It is definitely stories of hope that give us that push during a hard day of biking. It is human nature to fell like giving up, but when we think about that one person who is battling or that person who won the battle with cancer, we cannot help but push ourselves further. After dinner, we planned our day ahead of us and prepared ourselves for another day of battling.

May we never forget our cause or become indifferent towards it. May we never forget that husband or wife, that mother or father, that brother or sister, or that child. May we never forget the code for which we ride for or the hope that is created by our journey. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to any and everyone who is in the fight with us. Your contributions and generosity will not be forgotten.