An Evening of Inspiration with Shine On! Kids

You are invited to an intimate Evening of Inspiration sponsored by KPMG FAS and White & Case at Happo-en on November 9, 2023 (at 18:00). Featuring:

  • Inspiring appearances from Shine On! Kids’ Hospital Facility Dog Candidates, Tommy and Miko, survivors and their families.
  • Seasonally-inspired 4-course dinner with fine wines and sake
  • MC by Sascha (DJ for J-WAVE’s “STEP ONE”) and Yuka Tanimoto (Executive Director and Managing Editor, Forbes JAPAN Web Editorial Team)
  • Live music by talented singer Kanon and a Jazz trio including famed Japanese pianist Yoshiko Kishino
  • Performance by 14 year old survivor Gen Inoue, who debuted with “What Happiness Is to Me” on Yuuri Channel (3.75 million views)
  • Live auction prizes including an extremely rare pink Argyle diamond from celebrity jewelry designer, Alok Rakyan, and many more!

In addition to luxurious food, drink and entertainment, all proceeds from this event will go to support the work of Shine On! Kids, a Japanese Nintei-certified NPO supporting children with cancer and other serious illnesses and their families in 29 hospitals throughout Japan through a number of evidence-based, psychosocial support programs.

In particular, through the evening you will be introduced to Shine On! Kids’ innovative Hospital Facility Dog Program – Japan’s first, full-time Animal Assisted Therapy program at a children’s hospital.

A dog specifically trained for a year and a half to work with children in hospitals is paired with a trained nurse-handler to create a new kind of medical team that is there every day to completely change the landscape of hospital life. A Hospital Facility Dog team makes thousands of visits per year; they accompany children during medical procedures, calm children before and after surgery, work with kids during rehab, comfort parents when their child is going through a tough time and all the while, making the medical staff’s work easier!

Take a look at the video below to see these amazing dogs at work.

Join us for this uplifting evening where you can meet some of the dogs, listen to life-changing stories of empowerment, and have the opportunity to make a real difference to children and families right here in Japan.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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