Nagoya Walkathon and Charity Festival

Posted on April 11, 2012. Filed under: Orphanages | Tags: , , , , |

Come join Children First at the Walkathon on May 20th.

Make some new friends. Help some children.

Eat some good food. And most of all have fun.

What is the purpose of the walkathon?

The main purpose is for the international community to join with Japanese friends and companies in raising money for local orphanages and charities.

Who sponsors the Walkathon?

This annual event in Nagoya is sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and Nagoya International School (NIS)

How does the Walkathon raise money?

Historically there have been two ways. The first is through corporate sponsorship and the second is through individuals buying tickets that cost 2000 yen, which includes a raffle ticket and a t-shirt.

How much do you raise?

Last year, the Walkathon Committee was able to distribute around 8 million yen to orphanages and local charities.

How often does the Walkathon take place?

Annually on a Sunday in May.

How many people attend?

Between 2000 and 2500 people.

How do I buy tickets, become a sponsor and/or volunteer?

Tickets can be purchased from the ACCJ Chubu Office by calling 052-229-1525 or contacting the Walkathon Committee HERE.

You can also find more information on the offical walkathon website (nagoyawalkathon.com) including the venue and how to get to the event. The walkathon also has a facebook page  (facebookNagoyaWalkathon).

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