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Thank you for supporting the 2019 Shine On! Kids Gala – Mardi Gras Magic!

2019/02/26 10:23 Extravaganzas, Fundraising Events, Uncategorized

Thanks to everyone who attended our 13th Annual Shine On! Kids Extravaganza at the Tokyo American Club on February 8, 2019!”
Straight from New Orleans, Washboard Chaz joined by Bill Benfield and the Steve Gardner band, kept us dancing until the wee hours! Our fabulous Facility Dogs and Program Participants were on hand to share furry smiles and uplifting stories for everyone while you all were bidding on fabulous live and silent auctions prizes and enjoying our games and raffle – all in support of our programs supporting very sick children and their families in hospitals throughout Japan.

Shine On! Kids would like to THANK EVERYONE who was involved! That is, our volunteers, our sponsors and of course our beloved attendees and contributors.
Thanks to all of you we were able to raise  ¥19 MILLION which will go a long way to funding our support programs like Beads of Courage® and Facility Dog visits. Thank you for your generosity and support!

Live Auction Prize List

1. NEW PROGRAM – Shine On! Family Wish Tour to Hawaii

This is a new program  for Shine On! Kids! As part of our mission to provide patient and family support even after a child’s discharge from the hospital – we will send a pediatric cancer survivor and their family on an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii. However, Shine On! Kids wants to provide everything the family would need to make a complete holiday, including meals, insurance, transfers, etc. so we need your help!

  • Four economy class tickets from Tokyo to Honolulu on ANA’s new Honu Airbus A380
  • Four-night stay in a luxurious 1-bedroom suite at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, located within the exquisite Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort
  • One week car rental from Hertz

Donors: All Nippon Airways, Hilton Grand Vacations, Hertz

2. For The Love of Dogs

  • Original portrait of your dog by Jim Killen – master artist, avid sportsman, and dedicated conservationist and gather of long-term Shine On Kids supporter, Katherine Hall.
  • Jim will create a 35cm x 43cm portrait in acrylic of your dog

Donors: Jim Killen, Katherine Hall

3. Luxury Lunch for 12

  • Lunch for 12 at MOTIF, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo At Marunouchi
  • Pommery champagne, wine
  • Riedel glass tasting workshop conducted by Wolfgang Angyal
  • Private glass harp concert by Eri Ohashi
  • Champagne and L’Occitane gift for each guest

Donors: Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo At Marunouchi, Riedel Japan, Eri Ohashi, Pommery Champagne

4. Perfect Long Weekend in New York

  • Two Polaris Business Class tickets on United Airlines from Tokyo to New York
  • Three nights over a weekend at The Peninsula New York in an Executive Suite with daily American breakfast
  • Personally curated “Perfect Day In New York”

Donors: United Airlines, The Peninsula New York, Lisa Jardine

5. Sushi, Sake and Geisha – The Ultimate Japanese Evening!

  • Sushi dinner for 10 at Matsunozushi, hosted by 4th generation chef/owner Yoshi Tezuka
  • Extensive sake tasting throughout the evening curated by Sake Samurai Rei Seno
  • Geisha to charm and entertain

Donors: Matsunozushi, Sake Samurai Rie Seno, Hakkaisan, Aoki Shuzo (Kakurei), Tenzan Shuzo (Shichida) and Izumibashi Shuzo (Izumibashi)

6. Hand-crafted Diamond Tennis Bracelet

  • Beautifully handmade in Japan, this striking bracelet is the perfect accessory.
  • Featuring 5.23 carats and rose cut round diamonds set in white gold

Donor: Alok Rakyan

7. Sake in Style

  • Private guided tour of Izumibashi Shuzo sake brewery for 6 people
  • Hosted by Miss Sake Japan
  • Dinner with sake at Izumibashi’s boutique brewery restaurant, Kuramoto Kakou
  • Luxury transport to and from Izumibashi Shuzo in Ebina by Nihon Kotsu
  • 6 select bottles of sake and 6 Riedel junmai sake glasses

Donors: Izumibashi Shuzo, Nihon Kotsu, Miss SAKE Association, Riedel, Sake Samurai Rie Seno

8. Music and Magic! New Orleans

  • Two Polaris Business Class tickets on United Airlines from Tokyo to New Orleans
  • Four nights at Ace Hotel New Orleans in a suite including breakfast
  • Personal music “concierge”, Washboard Chaz
  • One week car rental from Hertz

Donors: United Airlines, Ace Hotel New Orleans, Hertz, Washboard Chaz Leary



Congratulations winners! Please email event@sokids.org if you have yet to receive your prize.


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