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Thank you for supporting the Shine On! Kids 2017 Gala – A Jazz Soiree!!

2017/12/25 14:35 Fundraising Events, Music Events

An evening of cool jazz and creativity to support children with cancer and other serious illnesses in Japan and their families was held on Friday, October 20th from 6pm at Tokyo American Club.

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.

Included; 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..!

Thank you to our event sponsors…


2017 Gala – A Jazz Soiree

Live Auction
Thank you to our Live Auction Sponsors…


Live Auction Prizes

1. Luxurious Macau/Hong Kong Weekender
Courtesy of Banyan Tree Macau, W Hong Kong, and flights provided by Shine On! Kids
Fly business class with your guest to Hong Kong for a relaxing long weekend that includes 2 nights in the Cotai Pool Suite at Banyan Tree Macau followed by a night in a fabulous room at W Hong Kong.

2. Cruise Tokyo with the Glitterati and Stay at Four Seasons Tokyo
Courtesy of Tokyo Supercar, Swarovski, and Four Seasons Tokyo At Marunouchi/LIFE 14
Have you ever noticed those glamourous glitterati cruising around Tokyo in a red Ferrari, or similar, with the top down, music up, and ‘attitude’ blaring? Well, here is your chance to join them!!
The prize: Weekend rental of one of Tokyo Super Car’s 8 sexy super cars; Ferrari 458 Spider Lamborghini Huracan Spider, Lamborghini Huracan Avio, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, Aston Martin Vantage V12s, Porsche GT3RS, and McLaren MP4-12C Spider, plus a 1 night luxurious stay for 2 at the Four Seasons Tokyo At Marunouchi with dinner and breakfast at their signature dinner venue, MOTIF RESTAURANT & BAR , and a stunning Swarovski necklace and earring set. Additionally, one of the professional photographers from LIFE 14. will offer a special session to capture the exciting experience of you and your luxury super car.

3. New York, New York
Courtesy of United Airlines, Andaz 5th Avenue New York and Globus Ryokan
Check out some of New York’s hottest jazz spots with this package. Includes; 2 x United Polaris Business Class seats from Narita to Newark, plus a 2 night weekend stay in the glamourous Andaz King at Andaz 5th Avenue and a 5 night stay in Globus Ryokan – a privately owned Japanese style Inn. An additional gift certificate worth $200 from BlueNote will ensure that you have a true New York, New York experience!

4. VIP Sushi Experience with Master Chef
Courtesy of Yoshi Tezuka, Matsunozushi
English speaking Sushi Master Chef, Yoshi Tezuka who travels all around the world to cook Sushi for well-known events and VIPs gives you an experience to learn how to make Edo mae Sushi. All the ingredients are brought freshly from Tsukiji. A premium Sushi course for 6 is included with a selection of wine/champagne. (daytime only) The lucky donor is also welcome to come to his restaurant in Omori, Tokyo for a special dinner course.

5. A J-League of Your Own
Courtesy of Mastercard “PRICELESS Japan”
Ever noticed all those big-shots up in the air-conditioned VIP room enjoying drinks and what not while you are out there in the stands cramped in your seat? Well, here is your chance to be like them, along with 9 of your friends and/or family. Oh yeah, watch a J. League football match from the VIP Room (includes food and drink), plus a stadium tour for 10 people. You might even bump into one of your soccer idols!

6. The Jazz Lover’s French Kiss
Courtesy of Pieroth Japan K.K.,Gerard Bertrand, Hertz and flights from Tokyo to Toulouse provided by Shine On! Kids
After landing in Toulouse, Bertrand’s van will pick you up and bring you to the Gerard Bertrand estate. The first two days/nights of this five day package for two people will be spent at the company’s famous summer jazz festival where you can expect to rub shoulders with the rich and famous! Also included is an invitation to a seminar and wine tasting hosted by Bertrand’s head winemaker. Bertrand’s van will then return you to Toulouse where you will spend the next 3 days and nights enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of Toulouse.

7. An Exclusive Evening of Jazz x Sake x Art
Courtesy of TENZAN SAKE BREWER COMPANY, Lady Sake Project, ArtBar Tokyo, and Club Restaurant Century Court Marunouchi
Your private, exclusive event for 10 people will first take place at ArtBar in Daikanyama where you will enjoy a private painting session with an English speaking instructor while you enjoy premier sparkling sake. Then, you will move on to enjoy the Shichida family’s award-winning sakes and a French dinner (including free flowing drinks) in a private room at Club Restaurant Century Court at Marunouchi, while live music is provided by the very same Jazz duo that played for you during this evening’s cocktail hour.

8. Forget (your worries) in Phuket
Courtesy of Thai Airways and Accor Hotel Group
You and your companion will travel to Phuket in Thai Airways award winning Business Class. In Phuket, you will stay for 3 nights in a one bedroom, pool-side villa at the famous Grand Mercure Phuket Patong (VIP lounge access included… Breakfast too). You will also have a 60-minute Ryn Signature Wellbeing Massage for 2 persons at an award winning spa at the hotel. For the next 3 nights you will stay in PULLMAXI PHUKET PANWA BEACH RESORT an equally luxurious hotel from the Accor Hotel Group.

9. 13.38 Carats of Light; the Samsara Diamond
Courtesy of Alok Rakyan
These luxury 13.38 carat diamond earrings were inspired by ‘Samsara’ meaning the Eternal Circle of Life.
Saṃsâra is a Sanskrit word that means “wandering” or “world”, with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change. It also refers to the theory of rebirth and “cyclicality of all life, matter, existence”, a fundamental assumption of all Indian religions.Saṃsâra is sometimes referred to with terms or phrases such as transmigration, karmic cycle, and reincarnation.

10. …Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair
Courtesy of United Airlines, Hertz, and accommodation provided by Shine On! Kids.
Enjoy some of San Francisco’s many buzzing jazz spots with this package. Includes; 2 United Polaris Business Class seats, the shining new star of Business Class that flyers can look to and depend on for true comfort and a sleep experience like no other, from Narita or Haneda to San Francisco, a Hertz rent-a-car for 6 days, 1 night at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, and 4 nights at The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, where you can enjoy a first class nature resort throughout all seasons.

Raffle and Games
Thank you to our raffle and games sponsors…

raffle and games sponsors

Winning Raffle Tickets

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Please contact helen@sokids.org if you are yet to receiv