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JULY 2014
Sunshine and Smiles

The 23rd annual 2014 ACCJ Chubu & NIS Walkathon International Charity Festival, sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s Chubu chapter and Nagoya International School, among others, was held on May 18 at Moricoro Park Global Center.

Ample sunshine on the day helped attract more than 2,000 people to the event.

Although the numbers have not been finalized, over ¥6 million was raised to help orphans, victims of child abuse, the physically or emotionally challenged, and people coping with illnesses such as HIV/Aids and cancer.

Community Service Committee Vice Chair Dennis Lischak made the “Big Splash” dunking booth by hand, and volunteered to be its first victim.

Food and beverage sales went up 20 percent this year thanks to the efforts of food and activity ticket sales volunteers.

Official Walkathon mascot Walkie the Walrus

Eight bands played for this year’s event.