I am truly honored to serve as the President of Building Bridges Across the River. Next year BBAR will celebrate 15 years serving the communities east of the Anacostia River. It is a service that puts people in the center of everything we do. It is a service that aims to uplift and empower. It is a service of sacrifice. However, it does not compare to the sacrifice the men and women in uniform make for this country. I am honored to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon 10k because I will achieve two objectives: support an organization doing great work in the city, and honor the men and women of the military who sacrifice for us daily.