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Fall 2016 Tokyo Charity Events – Get Your Tickets & Save the Dates!

Have you decided which Fall 2016 Tokyo Charity Events you will attend? There are so many to choose from, but I highly recommend the following events some of which details have been announced and others that are still TBD on theme, dates, and location.  Attending one or many of these events is a great way to contribute while having fun with new and old friends. We will be adding information as it becomes available so check back.  If you have other charity events to recommend, please add blow in the comments section.  Please consider attending at least one of the following events this Fall to support the great work these charities do for our local and global communities.   Remember give back, and pay it forward. If you are looking to get more involved in a charity by volunteering, then check out all the great opportunities in Tokyo.

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Fall 2016 Tokyo Charity Events

Run for the Cure, Casino Night, Fall 2016 Tokyo Charity Events1. Run for the Cure  – September 2nd – Casino Night 2016  – Run for the Cure® Foundation is hosting once again its annual Casino Night 2016 at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo. Join us for an exciting evening with a great line-up of casino games along with an Indian buffet dinner, live music & entertainment. There’ll be Live & Silent Auctions and Raffle with great prizes! Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Poker, Roulette, Big Six, Craps & Slot Machines.  You can also peek any time at the live auction items here: Casino Night 2016 Live Auction Sneak Peek.

Run for the Cure Casino Night Details
Date: Friday, September 2, 2016
Time: 18:30–23:00
Place: The Ritz-Carltin Tokyo
Tickets:Adults only — 17,500 JPY per person, 175,000JPY for table for 10
Attire: Business Style
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2016 (Fri.) online Register Now
Information available at https: https://runforthecure.org/en/casino-night/
To volunteer to work for Casino Night: https://runforthecure.org/en/volunteer/

Fall 2016 Tokyo Charity Events2. College Women’s Association of Japan Print Show – : CWAJ will hold Intimate Dimensions, a special print exhibition and sale at the Frederick Harris Gallery, Tokyo American Club, from September 27 to October 16, 2016.

This special exhibition features 80 contemporary Japanese prints by 35 acclaimed artists, ranging from 24-year-old Printmaker Award winner Hiroyuki Omori to the 103-year-old abstract calligrapher Toko Shinoda. Their works encompass a wide range of styles, themes and techniques such as woodblock, etching, lithograph and silkscreen.
All proceeds will go to CWAJ Scholarships and Fukushima Relief Projects.

CWAJ Print Show Details
Date: September 27 to October 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 – 19:00 (17:00 on weekends)
Place: Tokyo American Club B1 Frederick Hariis Gallery, 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Cost: Open to the public. Free
Website: http://www.cwaj.org/ and Facebook page


Shine On! Kids, Fall 2016 Tokyo Charity Events

3. Shine On! Kids –  October 1st, 2016 – Cool Japan Extravaganza–  This year Shine On! Kids invites you to Cool Japan Extravaganza on  Saturday, October 1st, 2016.  Please join for an exciting evening of celebrating our COOL Kids and our 10th year of helping them. What does “Cool Japan” mean to you? Manga, fashion, electronics, J-cuisine? Japanese art, industry, culture? We see it as a place where kids like ours are empowered to flourish and participate in society. Let’s explore these ideas together!

ShineOn! Kids dedicated to making life better for kids with cancer and other serious illnesses in Japan and their families. Shine On! Kids (formerly The Tyler Foundation) was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization under the laws of Japan in July 2006 and has been supported entirely by private and corporate donations. The creation of the organization was inspired by the smiles and courage of Mark and Kim Ferris’ son Tyler, who spent much of his short life battling a very difficult-to-cure kind of leukemia. After they lost Tyler, they realized there were many ways to take Tyler’s struggles and their experience and create something positive for families going through what they had endured. While the level of medical treatment in Japan is one of the best in the world, the area of patient support is still relatively undeveloped. The organization hopes to redefine the concept of patient support in Japan to create a complete patient support system: from the moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment and even after discharge from the hospital.

Shine On! Kids Cool Japan Extravaganza Details
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Time: 17:00–23:55
Place: Tokyo American Club, 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tickets:Adults only — 25,000 JPY per person, 20,000 JPY per person if a full table of 10
Attire:  Cocktail attire in red, white, and black.
Registration: Buy Tickets here
Website: http://sokids.org/ and Facebook page

CWAJ ART GALA4. College Women’s Association of Japan Art Gala –  October 8th, 2016  –  This will be a fun and memorable evening designed raise funds for CWAJ’s scholarships and relief projects in Fukushima!  The evening’s program will begin with a taiko performance by KODO star soloist, Masayuki Sakamoto. After the exciting auctions and four-course dinner, the finale at this not-to-be-missed event will be Saori Mine, former member of the Takarazuka Revue Company and star of “Takarazuka Chicago” recently on stage in New York and Tokyo. Jon Kabira, noted radio personality and TV presenter, will be the auctioneer.

In the live and silent auctions a marvelous array of exclusive items will be yours for the bidding, including original artworks, luxury onsen stays, gorgeous jewelry, and unique and fun opportunities. All proceeds will go to support CWAJ scholarships for women, Japan’s visually impaired community, and to young print artists, and also to projects providing support to Fukushima communities.

CWAJ Art Gala Details
Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2016
Time: 18:30 – 23:00
Place: Tokyo American Club, 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tickets: Adults only — 25,000 JPY per person
Attire:  Festive
Registration: Buy Tickets here
Website: http://www.cwaj.org/ and Facebook page


5. Hands on Tokyo – Saturday, November 12th –  A Taste of Volunteering 2016 Live Auction and Raffle

Once a year Hands on Tokyo holds a large fund-raising event on Saturday, November 12th, 2016. Stay tuned for details on the 2016 event which is always one of the most popular Expat charity events each year. logo_tokyo

Hands On Tokyo (http://www.handsontokyo.org)  was founded in December 2006 by a group of Japanese and foreign nationals who are committed to making volunteer activities more accessible and committed to accelerating the growth of volunteerism in the Tokyo area. Hands On Tokyo collaborates with many local organizations to encourage senior citizens, revitalize playgrounds, deliver food to the hungry, support people with visual impairment, inspire children in children’s homes, and the list goes on. Overcoming language barriers, we developed a bilingual volunteer clearinghouse so that we can work together for a common purpose.

Hands on Tokyo Taste for Volunteering 2016 Details
Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2016
Time: Reception: 17:30; Party and sit down-dinner : 7:00 ~
Place: Tokyo American Club
Tickets:  25,000 JPY  per guest
Attire: Black Tie optional
**Reservation Required** *Registration starts on September 26th.
Information available at  www.handsontokyo.org/en/home or email tfv2016@handsontokyo.org


IMG_0978-1Tokyo English Life Line, 2016 Fall Tokyo Charity Events6.Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) – Friday, November 11th –  Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction – Join in the fun as our professional auctioneers entertain and lead you through an evening of fun dedicated to raising money for TELL. Donated wines and other fabulous prizes get picked up quickly at this lively event.  Attend, eat and drink richly. This is the  perfect opportunity for wine lovers to stock up your wine fridge and there are also opportunities to bid on jewelry, art, travel, activities and more – all for a worthwhile cause.

Highlights of the evening include the ever anticipated wine tasting with over 75 wines provided by top wine importers in Japan, free-flow champagne, buffet dinner, live and silent auctions filled with prized and sought after wines, trips, other coveted connoisseur items, and raffles for fabulous prizes.

Dedicated  to addressing Japan’s increasing mental health needs since 1973, TELL (http://www.telljp.com) is an accredited non-profit organization that provides confidential support and western-style counseling to the international and internationalized Japanese community through our three core services: the free and anonymous TELL Lifeline, now available in both on the Kanto Plain and in Kansai,  face-to-face support at TELL Counseling, and TELL Outreach programs aimed at helping improve the well-being of individuals in our community.

TELL’s 21st Anniversary Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction Event Details
Date: Friday, November 11th, 2016
Time: Buffet dinner and Auction from 18:30~
Place: The Ark Hills Club, Akasaka
Investment:  TBD
Attire: Business attire
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1508498796132017/
Tickets available at http://tellauction.com/registration/
**Reservation Required** however, not taking reservations until later this month



Fall 2016 Tokyo Charity Events


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