I am very excited to announce that I will be running in my second consecutive Boston Marathon in support of Project Hope. Project Hope is a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families up and out of poverty. Most of the women this project serves are unable to meet their family's basic needs, have experienced homelessness or are currently homeless and lack the education and skills necessary to achieve financial independence. Yet, while these women face many challenges, including doubts about their and their children's future and ability to improve it, the women at Project Hope are - or have the potential to be - women of exceptional strength. Project Hope's core - and unique - competency is to ensure that potential is realized.