The Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation (DNSHTF) has successfully completed our first year as a registered charity responsible for implementing Kids Run Club (KRC). Kids Run Club saw almost 16,000 kids from more than 220 schools participating and we reached our fundraising goal for the year! We are excited to continue working tirelessly to raise the funds required for a sustainable future for the KRC so that children across the province continue to have access to free, physical activity programming and healthy living education.
Much of our success is due to our fabulous team: our Board of Directors and dedicated staff. Our staff is a team of two and a few seasonal KRC reps; small but mighty! In the coming year, we’ll see some changes to our staff makeup. Danielle Cyr, our Communications and Fund Development Officer, will be moving to British Columbia later this fall and will conclude her work with us at the end of this month. Danielle has been a valuable member of our team and is leaving us with some fantastic communications assets that will help us continue to grow the KRC brand and community of support. The good news is we will be contracting with Danielle to do some project work throughout the year, as needed. We wish Danielle all the best with this exciting move.
We would also like to announce that long-time KRC program representative, Leah Jabbour, is joining the Foundation in a full-time capacity as our KRC and Fund Development Coordinator. In the capacity of program representative, Leah has supported KRC since 2011 and has been instrumental in the continued growth and success of KRC. Over the past eight years, Leah has on-boarded a great number of schools, made hundreds of site visits and delivered running clinics and presentations to thousands of students. She’s developed some invaluable relationships with teachers and coaches across the province and has been instrumental in bringing sponsors on board to help keep KRC thriving.
We are very excited to have Leah join the DNSHTF in this new capacity and are confident that her contributions will help us create a strong future for the Foundation and Kids Run Club.