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Have you decided which Fall 2017 Tokyo Charity Events you will attend? I highly recommend the following four 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 below 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 to 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 2017 Tokyo Charity Events – Get Involved and Pass It Forward

1. 2017 College Women’s Association of Japan Print Show  -The CWAJ Print Show, a prestigious juried exhibition, serves as an international forum for many eminent contemporary artists. There wil be 209 prints by 203 artists including 29 first-time CWAJ Print Show exhibitors. Their work encompasses a wide range of styles, themes and techniques such as woodblock, intaglio, lithography and silkscreen. Prices range from ¥5,000 to ¥300,000. Entering its seventh decade, the show relocates this year to the light-filled gallery space at HILLSIDE FORUM in fashionable Daikanyama. All proceeds benefit CWAJ Scholarships and Fukushima Relief Projects. To date, we have awarded more than 800 scholarships. Our scholars have gone on to highly distinguished careers in Japan and abroad.

61st CWAJ Print Show Details
Date: October 25 (Wed) – 29th (Sun) 2017
Time: 11:00 – 18:00 (final day 17:00)
Place : At HILLSIDE FORUM, Daikanyama, Tokyo, HILLSIDE TERRACE Bldg. F, 18-8 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (map)
Cost: Open to the public. Free
Website: http://www.cwaj.org/ and Facebook page

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Shine On! Kids2. Shine On! Kids –  Friday, October 20th, 2017 – A Jazz Soiree This year the annual Shine On! Kids event will be  Friday, October 20th from 18:00 at Tokyo American Club. Join for an evening of cool jazz and creativity to support children with cancer and other serious illnesses in Japan and their families.

What do you think of when you hear the word “Jazz”? For us, jazz is an art form without boundaries and without any kind of set rules that might inhibit the creativity of both the jazz artist and jazz lovers. It is also probably the most inclusive form of music in the world. Any and all are welcome.

With this in mind we have come to view “Jazz” as a perfect metaphor to describe our kids and Shine On!’s approach to them. That is, there are no limits to their creativity and their joy of life, and there should be no boundaries inhibiting them from enjoying it.

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 – A Jazz Soiree
Date: Friday, October 20th, 2017
Time: from 18:00
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, 6,000 yen for kids under 6 yearsIncludes; Cocktail Reception, Games, Raffle, Live Auction, Dinner by Chef, Lindsay Gray (Tokyo American Club) with Guest Chef, Matthew Crabbe (Two Rooms & Ruby Jack’s), Patient Speeches, and much more..!

Dress Code: Attending an invite-only cocktail party at Gatsby’s estate with a jazz player on your arm.
Registration: Buy Tickets here
Website: http://sokids.org/ and Facebook page

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3. Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) – Friday, November 17th –  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 22nd Anniversary Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction Event Details
Date: Friday, November 17th, 2017
Time: Buffet dinner and Auction from 18:30~
Place: The Ark Hills Club, Akasaka
Investment:  TBD
Attire: Business attire
Facebook: TBD
Tickets : TBD
**Reservation Required** however, not taking reservations until October

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Tokyo Run for a Cure4. Run for the Cure  – December 2nd, 2017 –  5K/10K Run and 2K Walk  – It’s a great fun time outdoors, so come join us with family, friends, and co-workers to help raise awareness about breast cancer in Japan. We can make a difference together! Special note for this year: Please note that this fun event will also include street crossings along the course. In this light, we will not be able to monitor race times, so are unable to reward anyone based on the faster times to cross the finish line as in years past. Our staff will be making sure that guards and volunteers are monitoring the course for the safety of all participants.

Run for the Cure Tokyo 2017
Date: Sat, December 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 13:30
Place: Hibiya Park / around the Park and nearby areas
Tickets: 5,000JPY (adults)
2,500JPY (children 6-12 year-old)
Free (children 5 and below)
Registration Deadline: November 20, 2017 (Sat) (Corporate Registration)
November 29, 2017 (Sat) (Individual Registration)
※If you miss the online registration deadline, you can sign-up on the day at the registration tent. Please note, registration payments at the event are incash only.
Information available at https: https://runforthecure.org/en/tokyo-run/

Register here: https://runforthecure.org/en/shop/tokyo-run-for-the-cure-walk-for-life-2017-registration/
To volunteer to work: https://runforthecure.org/en/volunteer/

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