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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

July 30, 2004
To: Reporters, editors, producers
From: Amy Cowles | (443) 287-9960 | amycowles@jhu.edu
What: Hopkins 4K for Cancer student cyclists end their journey in San Francisco
When: Sunday, Aug. 1, between 9 a.m. and noon
Where: Golden Gate Bridge/Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Keep your eyes on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Sunday morning, when 27 college students, including 21 students from Johns Hopkins University, will prepare to triumphantly pedal their racing bikes to the water to mark the end of a 4,000-mile coast-to-coast fund-raising journey known as Hopkins 4K for Cancer.

Scheduled time line:

6:30 a.m. PDT — leave China Camp State Park, where they will have camped Saturday night

9 a.m. — arrive at Vista Point on the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — ride across the Golden Gate Bridge in groups of four or five

10:45 a.m. — gather at the beach directly to the right of the south end of the bridge

11 a.m. — closing ceremonies, including dunking their bike tires in the bay and awards. Approximately 100 family members and friends are expected to attend.

NOTE: Students will be picnicking with their families from 3 p.m. to sunset on Saturday, July 31, at China Camp State Park. This would be a good time for the news media to interview students.

The students spent the summer cycling across America to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, a residence for out-of-town cancer patients and their families seeking outpatient treatment at Baltimore hospitals. Hosted by local residents along the way, the students participated in many community service projects. The group has raised more than $150,000 for the American Cancer Society in the past three years.

California connections:

Piedmont, Calif., resident Monica Elizabeth Kaitz, 23, just graduated from the Johns Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree from Amherst College. Kaitz is the daughter of Spencer and Roberta Kaitz.

University of California, Berkeley, student Sravana Kumar Chennupati, 21, studying molecular and cell biology with an emphasis in immunology. He is the son of Subba and Usha Chennupati of Texarkana, Texas.

Key contacts:

Student trip leaders Rob Byers and Dan Witsil, available via cell phone at 540-435-7996 and 410-935-7323, respectively.

Jenesse E. Miller, a media relations manager for the American Cancer Society, will be available to assist media from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. Cell phone: 415-699-3350.

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