Friends Without A Border’s 3rd Annual Tokyo Gala, Making A Difference, was deemed wonderful success, having raised more than ¥16.8 million (nearly $150,000 U.S.) on October 12.
A grateful Friends Founder Kenro Izu noted that the proceeds from the event is equivalent to the cost of providing free medical care to more than 1,500 children. He added that the event also exceeded its Neonates Fund-A-Lifeline goal by raising ¥5.8 million ($51,870 U.S.) which would cover the hospitalization costs of 167 babies.
“The gala’s success is a result of our community — attendees, sponsors and donors — coming together to make a difference to the children of Laos and Cambodia,” Kenro said. “Thank you for your generous support. We could not do this work without you.”
The sold-out event was held at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu.