Ian Jaffier is running to raise money for the West End House in Allston, where he and his sister Dawnn basically grew up. Dawnn Jaffier was shot to death in 2014 in a gun battle she had nothing to do with. Her brother, who still works part-time at the West End House, writes:
Each mile of the marathon represent a year in her life: 26 miles for 26 years. I am excited and know that with all your help, I will be able to achieve anything.