This year our community lost a dear friend Ben Wittman far too soon. He was an incredible soul, who truly captured the hearts of everyone he came in contact with. He was kind, compassionate, artistically talented in so many ways and will continue to be an inspiration to us all. He was a light that shined so bright onto others and never once brought attention to his own personal struggles. My sister and I will be running the Hartford Half Marathon on behalf of Ben and will be raising money for the Mental Health Research Fund. We invite anyone who is interested to donate to the cause and/or run on our team!