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 ( including the venue and how to get to the event. The walkathon also has a facebook page  (facebookNagoyaWalkathon).

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Nagoya Walkathon

Posted on May 7, 2011. Filed under: Orphanages, Uplifting Stories | Tags: , , , , |

For those of you living in Japan, tickets to the Nagoya Walkathon can be purchased from Children First or from any of the other sponsors of this event. The great thing about this event is that all of your donations go to charities or Tohoku tsunami & earthquake victims. If you buy a Gold Ticket you have a chance to win a big screen TV or a new car. Even if you don’t win one of the big prizes all of your money will go to a great cause. Please show your support by purchasing a ticket.  You can go to the following website to buy tickets:

Prices: Tickets include:
Adult Ticket Adult Ticket
¥2,000 yen
   – Entry to the Walk
– Free Walkathon T-shirt
– Music & Entertainment!
– Entry into general raffle draw
Student ticket Student Ticket
¥1,000 yen
Golden Raffle Ticket Golden Raffle Ticket
¥10,000 yen
   – Entry to the Walk
– Free Walkathon T-shirt
– Music & Entertainment!
– Entry into Golden ticket raffle draw (You have a chance to win a    big screen TV or a new car)
– PLUS entry into General raffle draw*Golden Raffle Ticket holders may claim a General ticket at registration to gain entry into the general raffle draw.

*Limited number of T-shirts available. Come early!
**Adult & student ticket proceeds will be donated to local charities.
***Golden ticket proceeds will be donated to the Tohoku relief fund.

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