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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.
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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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Support Gabby’s “Mitzvah” project here

2015/12/03 12:03 Featured Supporters, Fundraising Events, Upcoming Events

Hi! I’m Gabby and working on raising funds and awareness for the Shine On! Kids Facility Dog Program for my Bat Mitzvah project in February. I consider myself so lucky that I have two great dogs; Kisses and Banda that like my best friends and are definitely part of our family! Since I couldn’t imagine […]

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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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It’s off to Oz for the 2015 Extravaganza in the Emerald City

2015/07/09 12:00 Extravaganzas, Fundraising Events

This year supporters donned their Ruby Slippers, followed the Yellow Brick Road, and were off to Oz for the Shine On! Kids Extravaganza in the Emerald City! Saturday, September 26th, 2015 | Tokyo American Club See photos of the event on our Facebook page here See the full set of photos on the Photo LIFE.14 […]

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Ringside at Executive Fight Night V

2015/04/07 06:02 Executive Fight Night, Fundraising Events, Sporting Events

7.3 million yen raised! What a night! The room was transformed with screaming fans, fearless fighters, great food, and amazing performances all around. But despite the brawls going on between Red and Blue in the ring, everyone was on the same team when it came to our cause. Through fighter pledges, live auctions, the raffle, […]

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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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Introducing a new Shine On! Kids Facility Dog Handler!

2015/10/01 08:58 Facility Dog, Shine On! Programs

Introducing a new partner for Facility Dog Yogi at Shizuoka Children’s Hospital Thank you very much for your ongoing support for the Shine On! Kids Facility Dog Program. We are very pleased today to announce that a new nurse-handler, Keiko Suzuki, has been assigned to work with Facility Dog Yogi at Shizuoka Children’s Hospital. Our […]

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