Who We Are

Completed Programs

Shine On! House 

Launching in April 2009, this program provided a complete support facility for families of children with cancer offering free child care, a safe relaxation space, emergency accommodation and weekly educational activities for siblings and patients. (2009 – 2012)


Shine On! Childcare Program 

Provided sibling child care for families with children in hospital by a qualified child care specialist. (2008 – 2009)

Shine On! Pediatric Oncology Medical Support Program

Improved the quality of patient care by adding a top-level pediatric oncologist to a hospital’s pediatric oncology/hematology team. (2008 – 2009)

Shine On! Clinic 

Provided both a long-term follow-up clinic to support childhood cancer survivors as well as daily outpatient clinic support center for current pediatric cancer patients at the hospital. (2010 – 2013)

Shine On! Tohoku Children’s Support Program 

This relief program provided physical and emotional support to pediatric patients and their families in the Tohoku region, as well as children in the affected communities who need extra psychological encouragement and support. (2011)

Certified Nurse Specialist Scholarship Program 

In Japan, there is a lack of qualified nurse specialists and nurses with long-term experience to step into leadership positions of pediatric wards. The Tyler Foundation (as it was known then) created a program to offer annual annual scholarships to top nurses who were studying in a Certified Nurse Specialist course with the goal of providing better medical care for pediatric oncology patients. (2009 – 2010)

Japan Pediatric Leukemia Study Group Support Program

Supported a specific pediatric leukemia research project which could not otherwise be funded. (2009 – 2010)

Counseling and Support 

Maximizes quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families throughout the entire cancer treatment process by placing clinical psychologists in pediatric cancer wards to provide:

  • Bedside counseling for parents and children – Shine On! Kids clinical psychologist made daily bedside rounds.
  • Group therapy for families – Shine On! Kids held regular group educational talks and tea parties for families. Parents could meet other families and exchange information or just enjoy some relaxation time with others.

(2007 – 2013)

[Drawing by a child cancer patient in counseling program]

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