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About Joshua Park



I’m Josh, and I'm a rising junior at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. I've always been adventurous and outdoorsy, so I'm thrilled to be a 2013 cyclist to take on a challenge and ride for Bike the US for MS!


Next week, I'll hit the road for a self-contained tour from Baltimore to St. Augustine, FL. I'll follow the Atlantic Coast Route, with a detour through the Outer Banks in NC. And over three weeks, I'll cycle more than 1000 miles raising funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis. PLEASE take a minute to read about this disease here! Traveling across six states at 15 MPH will be an incredible experience that interstate highways can't offer. I really look forward to just being free, taking in the nature around me, meeting new people, and trying new things!


Also, I'll be sharing this experience with my friend, Will Colquhoun, who will ride with me halfway before our routes diverge. We're cycling for the same cause, so you can find and support him here!


Currently, I’m studying neuroscience with a systems concentration and working under Dr. Anne Le at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Although our lab's primary focus is on cancer metabolism, we coincidentally started a project to apply metabolomics technologies to MS only recently. In short, this project will study the unique chemical "fingerprint” of MS, which could then be analyzed to provide novel targets for therapeutic intervention!


Please join me in fighting MS! 


Awareness, support, and generosity from a greater population are imperative to bring us closer to a cure! I've pledged to dedicate the rest of my summer for this cause, but I can't do it without the help of my friends and supporters. All donations, no matter how small, are a huge contribution towards fighting MS! Any sum will be greatly appreciated!


Proceeds from 2013 will fund research/treatment at the Swedish MS Center in Seattle, UVA's James Q. Miller MS Clinic in Charlottesville, and Fairview MS Achievement Center in St. Paul. Additionally, they will fund home-modification projects for MS patients across the US.


Donations can be made online or by mail to the address below:


Bike the US for MS

PO Box 10001

Blacksburg, VA 24062


For more information about MS and latest news on research, refer to these links below:

·         MS Information Page by the NIH

·         MS Research News by ScienceDaily


And for more information about Le Lab, check out these links:





Thank you!



Joshua Park's Fundraising


ALL 2013 TEAMS TOTAL: $216589

RAISED: $240
Michel Soudee $100.00
Hye Yeon Cho $50.00
Anonymous $40.00
stefan kay $25.00
Kee Park $10.00
seo hyun yi $10.00
Kee Park $5.00

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