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2013 Bond Extravaganza! – Shaken, not stirred

2012/12/17 11:59 Extravaganzas, Fundraising Events, Platinum: United

2013 Shine On! Kids Bond Extravaganza

Eighth annual Extravaganza raises more than 25mil JPY

Shine On! Kids BOND Extravaganza
Hosted at the Tokyo American Club, Shine On! Kids’ eighth annual extravaganza was a phenomenal success. Over 250 guests, aka “agents,” collectively raised more 25milJPY.

Speakers included Shine On! Kids’ President, Kimberly Forsythe, Dr. Jean Baruch, Executive Director of Beads of Courage, Inc., and two young patients of the the Beads of Courage® and Facility Dog programs.

In addition to casino-style games and plenty of dancing, the gala’s entertainment included an opening duet from Tokyo Comedy Store’s Donna Burke and Phil McQueen, a performance by illusionist Fraser Gould, and an interlude from the Tokyo International Players’ (TIP) recent show Avenue Q, performed by TIP members and members of the Tokyo Flashsingers.

Supporting Beads of Courage® in Japan

Thank you to those listed below for giving your support to the children and families fighting in hospitals across Japan.

One Year Support
adidas Group
The Howe Family
Joseph & Juliette Johnston
Tatsuo and Lauren Kawasaki
The Toppino Family

6 months of support
The Bellafiore Family
The Caldwell Family
Judy and Dave Doyno
The Larik and Katherine Hall Family
The Laughlin Family
The Noddin Family
The Symington Family

This program has been shown to:

  • Decrease illness-related distress
  • Increase the use of positive coping strategies
  • Help children find meaning in illness
  • Restore sense of self in children coping with serious illness
  • Provide something tangible the child can use to tell about their experience during cancer treatment and after.

Learn more: Beads of Courage® Japan

The Replay

Watch the video
*Hear from patients and families in our programs
*Hear how your support makes a difference
*Just relive that awesome dessert!

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See more photos on Facebook!
Thank you to Ansel Marsh for your talent! (Be sure you like us on Facebook to stay updated on the work that we do, hear the stories you help strengthen and to be inspired)

Thank you.

To all of our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, staff, patients, families, hospitals that believe in the work that we do and stand with us year in and year out to let those fighting in hospital know that they are not alone. That we are WITH THEM! SHINE ON!


Amway Japan G.K.
British Airways
Chrysler Japan Co., Ltd.
en world Japan K.K.
Fumy Beppu
Garuda Indonesia
The Airline of Indonesia
Infinity Diamonds
United Airlines
Servcorp Japan K.K.

Custom Media KK

ACCEA co., ltd
Allied Pickfords Japan
Aman Resorts
Aman Resorts – Amandari
American Home Direct –
A Chartis company
Cathay Pacific Airways
Kanazawa Christ Church
Pieroth Japan K.K.
SAI Inc.

To those that helped make the evening happen and to the many, many more, thank you.

Jonah Hagans, Kelly Haavaldstrud, Alysha Haran,
Shinji Kobata, Jack Merluzzi, Jeremy Plant
Black Stripe Theater
Doubtful Sound

Casino Games Winner!

Special shout out to Rick Bender for being the winner in the casino games. Thanks to Cathay Pacific and the W Hong Kong, he will be enjoying flights and a stay in HK!

Those awesome live auction packages

ASSIGNMENT 1: Get Lost In Colorado
Donors: United Airlines, Four Seasons Hotel Denver, Four Seasons Resort Vail, Hertz

  • Two, round-trip business-class tickets from Tokyo to Denver on United Airlines
  • Three-night stay in the Four Seasons Hotel Denver
  • Two-night stay in the Four Seasons Resort Vail
  • Seven-day Hertz luxury vehicle rental

ASSIGNMENT 2: Meet Me In Paris
Donors: British Airways, Les Jardins du Marais, Pieroth, Rail Europe

  • Two, round-trip business class tickets from Tokyo to London on British Airways
  • Four nights in a Junior Suite at Les Jardins du Marais, including daily breakfast
  • Two nights at Château Rauzan Ségla in Bordeaux
  • One Dinner at Château Rauzan Ségla with Mr. John Kolasa, the director of Château.
  • Private tour and tasting at Château Rauzan Ségla and Château Canon
  • Two first class France Rail passes

ASSIGNMENT 3: Fly to Italy and Cruise the Mediterranean
Donor: Alitalia, MSC Cruises

  • Two, round-trip business class tickets from Tokyo to Genoa on Alitalia
  • Choose from one of three luxury Mediterranean cruises from 8 to 12 days; balcony cabin room; all meals included
Get the Diamonds and the Girl

Donor: Infinity Diamonds

  • Necklace with round brilliant cut diamond totaling 10 carats set in white gold
  • Round brilliant cut diamond earrings totaling 1 carat set in white gold
  • Round brilliant cut diamond ring totaling 1 carat set in platinum

ASSIGNMENT 5: Get on the Next Flight to London (and let’s see what happens next)!
Donors: British Airways, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Marriot, Sir Tim Rice, Hertz

  • Two, round-trip business class tickets from Tokyo to London on British Airways
  • Five nights at any hotel in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Collection, standard double
  • Two nights at Hanbury Manor, Marriot Resort and Country Club in Hertfordshire, England (approx.. 1 hour from London)
  • Two tickets to the new musical produced by Tim Rice, From Here to Eternity with special treats!
  • Seven-day luxury car rental in London from Hertz
  • Two, first class, 10-day, Eurail Flexi global passes

ASSIGNMENT 6: Sorry, Bond, but we must send you to Hawaii…
Donors: United Airlines, Modern Honolulu, Four Seasons, Hertz

  • Two, round-trip business class tickets from Tokyo to Honolulu on United Airlines
  • Four nights in an ocean view room at the Modern Honolulu, including breakfast
  • Three nights in a garden terrace room at the Four Seasons at Lana’i at Manele Bay
  • Hertz luxury car rental for four days in Honolulu and three days in Maui

ASSIGNMENT 7: Go Undercover in Bali
Donor: Aman Resorts

  • Three-night stay in a Village Suite at Aman Resorts’ Amandari in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  • Includes, daily breakfast, one set dinner, choice of one activity per day and airport transfers

Relive the food and the wine


Created by the Tokyo American Club
View the complete menus: Regular and Vegetarian


Sponsored by Pieroth
Wine to accompany dinner:
’11 Toso Torrontés
’11 Panamera Chardonnay
’11 Cigalus Rouge
’10 Las Moras Black Label Malbec

Shine On! Kids Pieroth Set 2013 Bond Extravaganza Set
Sold Out!
Get a taste of the Gala! This 5 bottle set features wines for the 2013 Bond Extravaganza. Get a set today which includes ¥5,000 worth of accessories to get into the Bond mood. For every set sold, ¥2,000 yen will be donated to Shine On! Kids. Available while supplies last. Thank you Pieroth!