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Shine On! Challenges

Are you running a marathon?
Completing a triathlon?
How about climbing Mt.Fuji?

Calling all marathon runners, triathloners, swimmers, cyclists, and mountaineers for the Shine On! Challenge!

How it works:

  1. Commit your strength and courage to a child undergoing a long treatment in hospital.
  2. Register below.
  3. Shine On! Kids will email you the link to your customized profile page on our website.
  4. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, and Facebook friends about your challenge and to visit your profile page to make a pledge.
  5. Shine On! Kids will send you regular emails keeping you updated on your pledges so you can send thank you’s and high fives to your supporters.
  6. As a Shine On! Challenger, you are automatically enrolled to be a Shine On! Team Beads of Courage member. You will receive 2 beautiful, handmade beads donated by a Japanese bead artist.
  7. Complete your challenge with the beads.
  8. Keep one bead and send the other to Shine On! Kids along with a note of encouragement.
  9. Shine On! Kids will then distribute your bead to a hospital who will in turn give it to a child when they need an extra boost of courage.
  10. Tell us how your challenge went! Send photos so we can update your profile page and so you can keep receiving pledges! (Sometimes we receive pledges months after, so your profile pages and links will remain active.)

Register below or pledge our current Shine On! Challengers to


To register as a challenger, please fill out the following form.

After receiving your information, we will create a challenger profile page for you to collect donations. In the meantime, please send your profile photo to boc@sokids.org.
If the below registration form is not displayed on your browser, please contact us at boc@sokids.org.