CSR October 2012

“Carnival” Raises Millions for Children with Cancer

Shine On! Kids (Tyler Foundation) held it’s seventh annual fundraiser on 28 September at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

Some 360 guests attended the Vintage Carnival Extravaganza event, which was held to support children with cancer and other serious illnesses in Japan.

Guests wore fancy dress outfits, while candy floss, drinks and banners (made by sick children and their siblings) were on sale. Then, for the enjoyment of all, there were carnival games, live music and circus performances.

Kim Forsythe, president of Shine On! Kids (Tyler Foundation), spoke about the organisation and their work. She also announced the charity’s new brand name, Shine On! Kids.

The event raised more than ¥25mn, all of which will go to support Shine On! Kids’ groundbreaking programmes which operate in 14 hospitals throughout Japan.