Note from the Director
I want to devote this Director’s Note to thanking our sponsors and donors for facilitating great progress at GoKids-Boston in the past year. Significant support for our programs came from research grants as well as from our marathon team and all the individual donors who supported it,the New Balance Foundation, and the Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation. Our supporters are vital to keeping the center open.
With their help, we ran eight different programs last year that served 266
participants who made a total of over 3,000 visits to GoKids. This year, we focus on expanding our reach and impact through creative outreach programs and continued research into fitness-basedobesity treatment models.
The kids in our programs have told us we need to get out more, so this year we’re in the community, on the radio, and on the web with programming, tips, and ideas for youth fitness that kids can try at home. And we just got great news that we will once again host a Boston Marathon fundraising team thanks to John Hancock.
So here’s to the new academic year—stay tuned (check out our fitness tips on 91.9 FM WUMB) and read on!
– Jean Wiecha