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improves treatment outcome and children’s approach to medical treatment through Japan’s first, full-time Animal Assisted Therapy program at a children’s hospital.
We offer athletes and anyone choosing to embark on a race or journey the opportunity to participate in the very powerful Team Beads of Courage program whereby a very special bead is carried during a race, climb, or other event, then given to a child when they most need a boost of encouragement.
Children fighting cancer receive colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage to commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path. Each bead tells a story of strength, honor and hope.
Calling all marathon runners, triathaloners, swimmers, cyclists, and mountaineers for the Shine On! Challenge! Register yourself as a challenger or pledge our current Shine On! Challengers to SHARE YOUR ENERGY, COURAGE and STRENGTH.
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2016 Zurich Global community Week

2016/07/07 05:19 Beads of Courage®, Featured Sponsors, Fundraising Events

Employees at Zurich Life Japan raised ¥430,000 during their Global Community Week this June after a matching donation by the Z Zurich Foundation. This is the 4th year in a row that employees made donations to send Sponsor Beads and messages of support to children. Along with the 215 Sponsor Beads, employees created almost 1,000 three dimensional origami stars for the Tokyo Metropolitan Children`s Medical Center to surprise the children for Tanabata star festival.

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Announcing Our 10th Anniversary Extravaganza; Explore “Cool Japan” and Support Shine On! Kids

2016/06/30 22:37 Extravaganzas, Fundraising Events, Upcoming Events

  Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ Tokyo American Club ● Cocktails, silent auction and games from 17:00 ● Dinner, live auction and entertainment from 19:00 Dress Code Not Cool Biz, Cool Japan! ● Cocktail attire in red, white, and black.   It is exciting to think that this year marks the 10-year anniversary of our […]

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Executive Fight Night VI – Best one yet!

2016/03/25 11:06 Executive Fight Night, Fundraising Events, Sporting Events

10.8 million yen raised! Thank you everyone for the biggest EFN yet! Shine On! Kids is so grateful to have had another group of fighters and supporters gather for Executive Fight Night VI, and to fight together for the cause of helping kids. There was an exciting and somewhat competitive atmosphere in the Grand Hyatt […]

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Simon’s Mitzvah Project

2016/03/11 10:08 Featured Supporters, Fundraising Events, Spotlight

I am Simon Nardia and I live in Edmond, Oklahoma. I am doing a fundraiser for children in Japan with cancer. I am making cranes because they are a symbol of peace and health in Japan. Each crane will be backed by a donation from someone like you and add to our cause.   See […]

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Goal exceeded! Gabby’s “Mitzvah” project

2016/02/20 12:03 Featured Supporters, Fundraising Events

Thank you to everyone for making Gabby’s project a success! Shine On! Kids would like to especially thank Gabby’s family, the 47 online donors, all the students the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, and members of the Jewish Community Center.   Gabby with Kisses and Banda Online donations ¥349,732 Sacred Heart “free […]

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Howard Shines On! through video games

2015/12/18 02:12 Featured Supporters, Fundraising Events

In September 2015, an English teacher living in Okayama got the idea to put his hobby to good use. Because of his great experiences in moving to Japan and meeting so many nice people, he decided to give something back to the children of Japan, and that’s when he came across Shine On! Kids. “Anyone […]

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Over ¥5 million raised! Pieroth’s 2015 Ladies & Gentlemen Winemaker’s Event

2015/11/04 10:00 Fundraising Events, Wine Tastings

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday November 21-23, 2015 – Over ¥5 million was raised through auctions, raffles, charity goods sales, and donations at Pieroth’s 2015 Ladies & Gentlemen Winemaker’s Event. See photos here! This year was the largest of Pieroth’s annual international wine tasting and gala dinner events. Guests enjoyed the finest in French cuisine, fantastic wine from […]

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Steve McKean Shines On! in 2015

2015/10/16 10:42 Challengers, Spotlight

Steve McKean raised ¥35,620 running a series of half-marathons in fall 2015 while carrying Team Beads of Courage and fundraising for the Beads of Courage® program at Sapporo Medical University Hospital. Thank you to Steve for his hard work and effort and to his supporters for their generosity! He ran four half-marathons in September, and […]

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Kids design ‘Mini Moos’ to join CowParade Niseko

2015/10/05 10:40 Artistic Events, Fundraising Events, Outdoor Events

(Visual from CowParade Niseko, Japan)   CowParade Niseko 2015, Niseko area, Hokkaido July 1 ~ October 1 http://cowparadeniseko.com/  |  https://www.facebook.com/cowparadeniseko Cows have come to Niseko! Cow Parade, the largest public Art event in the world, was held in ‘premier four-season destination’ Niseko, Hokkaido. From July to October 2015, the Niseko area became the 81st host and […]

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Do you have old books collecting dust on your shelves?

2015/01/20 18:02 Fundraising Events

Your unused books, DVDs, CDs and video games can be donated to support Shine On! Kids through Charibon.

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Congrats, winners! Ladies & Gentlemen in Wine Raffle

2015/11/06 05:15 Fundraising Events, Parties, Wine Tastings

日本語  Calling all wine connoisseurs! This is your chance to win some rare vintages and other wine goodies at the incredible price of only ¥2,000 per ticket (or ¥10,000 for 6). Plus, you’ll be supporting Shine On! Kids activities! Winning numbers were chosen on November 30, 2015. Raffle was part of the 2015 Ladies & Gentlemen Winemaker’s […]

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