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Fall 2015 Charity Events – Get Your Tickets & Save the Dates!

Have you decided which Fall 2015 Charity Events you will attend? There are so many to choose from, but I highly recommend the following four events which have been announced.  Some you can buy tickets for now, other are “save the date”.  Attending one or many of these events is a great way to contribute while having fun with new and old friends. Events later in November and December which will be added as information becomes available. If you have other charity events to recommend, please submit here.  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/or 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.

Fall 2015 Charity Events

1. Run for the Cure PiNKFestFall 2015 Charity Events PiNKFest_WebShop_v11 – September 12th  – An evening of eating, drinking, playing fun games and enjoying live entertainment to support Run for the Cure® Foundation’s mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease in Japan. Your food, drink, and games tickets (¥500 each) can purchase food from around the world, drinks such as cocktails, draft beer, fine wine, and a chance to test your luck with carnival games from a Coke bottle ring toss, a giant jenga, darts, to a bean guessing contest. Entertainment will showcase hula dancing, belly dancing, a roving magician and live music. Everyone who purchases raffle tickets has a great chance to walk away a winner.

PiNKFest Details
Date: Saturday, September 12th, 2015
Time: 18:00–23:00
Place: Tokyo American Club
Tickets:Adults only — ¥7,500 per person (includes 1 free drink ticket)
Attire:Standard casual
Registration Deadline: September 4, 2015 (Fri.) online Register Now
Information available at http://runforthecure.org/en/


Fall 2015 Charity Events

2. Shine On! Kids –  September 26th – The Yellow Brick Road for an Extravaganza in the Emerald City! This year Shine On! Kids invites you to Follow The Yellow Brick Road for an Extravaganza in the Emerald City! Saturday, September 26th, 2015.  Join this great night with music, great food and amazing auction items and prizes to support a great charity that helps so many children in Japan.

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 Extravaganza Details
Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Time: 18:00–23:00
Place: Tokyo American Club
Tickets:Adults only — ¥25,000 per person
Attire: Cocktail chic
Registration: http://sokids.org/2000/09/registration-eec/
Website: http://sokids.org/ and Facebook page


3. Room to Read, October 29th, Night for Nepal – Jim Wood, Founder of Room to Read will report on his visit to Nepal and the Room to Read Japanorganizatin’s efforts to help rebuild schools in the country. Attending this event will help support 62 schools in Nepal to be built.  If you do not have time to attend, but still want to contribute, you can make a donation at their website below.

Room to Read Night for Nepal Details
Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Time: 19:00–21:30
Place: Rivera Grand Blue Dining, 3-3-3 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tickets: Adults only — ¥10,000 per person
Attire: Cocktail chic
Website: http://www.roomtoread.org/TokyoNightforNepal


4. Hands on Tokyo – November 14th –  A Taste of Volunteering 2015 Live Auction and RaffleHands on Tokyo

Once a year Hands on Tokyo holds a large fund-raising event which is the November 14th, 2015 A Taste of Volunteering 2015 Live Auction and Raffle.  You are cordially invited to join us for and evening of delicious food, superb wines, exciting auction/raffle items and wonderful company.  With the encouragement and generosity of many, Hands On Tokyo is able to organize our seventh annual fundraising event,  “A Taste for Volunteering 2014” Live Auction and Raffle.

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 Event Details
Date: Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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** however, not taking reservations until later this month
Information available at  www.handsontokyo.org/en/home


IMG_0978-15.Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) – November 24, 20th  – 20th Anniversary 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 20th Anniversary Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction Event Details
Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Time: Buffet dinner and Auction from 19:00~
Place: AANA InterContinental Tokyo, Akasaka
Investment:  20,000 yen  per guest
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 2015 Charity Events


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  1. Additional to above, please note that:

    St. Andrew’s Church near Tokyo Tower, Charity Bazaar on Oct. 18, 2015 starting
    from 11:30 a.m.

    St. Hilda’s School in Hatanodai is going to hold their annual charity bazaar on
    Nov. 23, 2015, starting from 10a.m.

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