The Boston Marathon will be here once again before you know! I am beyond proud to be a Jamaica Plain resident, running with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team (DFMC). One hundred percent of every dollar raised by the DFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These funds are fueling some of today's most promising basic cancer research and I invite you to consider donating what you can to help me reach my ambitious goal to give back to this group. I'd like to dedicate the 2020 Boston Marathon in memory of a close family friend who passed away in 2016 – an optimistic, strong individual I got to know through my mother – Sherry Blanchette Lapointe.