South End Kicks | FAQ’s

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm

PLACE: Ink Block Entertainment Lounge, 300 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA

PARKING: Available at nearby garages

DESCRIPTION: South End Kicks is South End Community Health Center’s (SECHC) re-imagined annual fundraiser in support of Wellness Initiatives that promote physical activity and good nutrition for our 14,000+ patients.

Guests are invited to lace up their favorite “kicks” for this festive reception; bring a new pair of sneakers to donate to an adult or pediatric SECHC patient and; enjoy hearty hors d’oeuvres by Above and Beyond Caterers, accompanied by fine wines, signature cocktails, and funky Reggae/Latin band Los Four.

South End Kicks will also feature a curated silent auction and brief speaking program emceed by WBUR reporter Martha Bebinger.


Kicks Tix: $150

Super Kicks Tix: $250, includes a pair of kicks donated in your name.

Rockin’ Kicks Tix: $1,000, includes two(2) Super Kicks Tix plus name recognition in event materials

Sponsorship opportunities available.


Founded in 1969 by renowned pediatrician, Dr. Gerald Hass, and neighborhood activists, South End Community Health Center provides adult and family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, dental and eye care, as well as women’s health, and a broad spectrum of specialty care and community programs. Our health services are both culturally and linguistically sensitive. After nearly 50 years, SECHC is widely recognized for its outstanding, high-quality, primary and preventive care, and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff of 225 serves over 14,000 patients – 68% of whom live below the federal poverty level – accounting for 75,000 visits annually.

In 2012, we opened the Dr. Gerald Hass Center, the first full-time full-service school-based health center in Boston, which offers medical, behavioral and dental services to the community and students of the nearby Blackstone Innovation Elementary School on Shawmut Ave.

South End Community Health Center is a board governed, federally qualified, comprehensive health care organization for all residents of the South End and the surrounding communities.


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 75% of U.S. health care costs are due to chronic conditions that are largely preventable by reducing behavior-based risk factors. For under-resourced populations, in particular patients at SECHC, the lack of affordable and accessible wellness programs is daunting.

At SECHC you’ll find scores of wellness programs that address behavior-based factors: Youth Volley Ball starts the week on Mondays, Junior Chefs learn how to cook healthy snacks on Tuesdays; Parenting Workshops and our adult Wellness Initiative convene on Wednesdays, followed by Opioid Addiction group medical sessions on Thursdays. Fridays are especially busy as the Fresh Truck delivers fruit and vegetables and young mothers gather for our Baby Café Lactation Support Group. Family Zumba and our community garden plot keep patients active during the weekend. Many of these programs are offered in English and Spanish.

CONTACT: Henry Goodrow, Director of External Relations | (857)206-7625