2016 Walkathon: May 22 (Sun), 10:00 am
The ACCJ/NIS Charity Walkathon is a wonderful event that brings together the foreign and Japanese communities of Chubu and enables us to give back to the community in which we live, reside or work in. Through the Walkathon we are able to support various charitable organizations that in turn provide support for local orphans, the homeless and others in need throughout the Chubu region. The event is made possible thanks to the hard work by volunteers and the support of businesses within the Chubu region. Walkers purchase tickets (which is their donation) and companies purchase banners and sponsor the event at various sponsoring levels. Besides the actual walk, there are food vendors, music, a raffle and stage events.
NIS is proud to be a part of the event and involves the entire school community. Students have traditionally designed the t-shirts, sold tickets and gathered pledges for donations, organized games for children and lead portions of the walk.
In 2015 we were again able to raise funds for over 25 Charities in the Chubu Area. Over the past 24 years, the event has been able to raise well over 100 million yen for Chubu. The 2016 event is our special, 25th anniversary event, and we look forward to an even bigger and better event this year!
Organizations receiving support work in our community to support a variety of causes, organizations, and people needing a helping hand: orphans, victims of child abuse, the physically and mentally challenged, and people suffering from terrible illnesses including AIDS and cancer. (list of organizations).
The Walkathon creates a wonderful opportunity for both foreign and Japanese residents to join together as one. Our community is fortunate to have a great balance of both corporate sponsorship and individual support from everyone. Both NIS and the ACCJ and the many beneficiaries of the 2015 Walkathon would like to extend a special thank you to the individual walkers, donors and corporate sponsors who have supported the event in the past.
We hope to see you there on Sunday, May 22!