ACCJ Kansai "Walk-a-thon"
The ACCJ Kansai Chapter would like to thank the many, many businesses, organizations and individuals whose sponsorship and participation made the first-ever ACCJ Kansai Chapter Walk-A-Thon a resounding success. There is already a buzz about holding the event again next year!The light rain and cloudy skies didn't damper anyone's spirits or enthusiasm for the first-ever ACCJ Kansai Chapter Walk-A-Thon as volunteers showed up long before 8:00 a.m. in preparation for the 10:00 a.m. start time. With the opening ceremony commencing at 11:00 a.m., the stage was star-studded with appearances by Osaka's Mayor Seki, American Consul General Daniel Russel, and representatives from Kyoto City, Kobe City, and Hyogo Prefecture.After a Japanese-style kagami-biraki and "kampai" by ACCJ Governor and P&G Japan President, Ravi Chaturvedi, an American-style balloon sendoff signaled the start of the 4.0 km Walk-A-Thon that circled the boardwalk area of HAT Kobe, which is home to newly built condominiums, the Hyogo Prefecture Art Museum, and the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Museum. In total, over 50 businesses, 12 governmental and NGO agencies, 3 international schools and approximately 800 individual participants came together for an early Fall day on Kobe's beautifully rebuilt shoreline.
協賛スポンサー 司会 Ms.Kaori Doi
関大阪市長 マイケル･ボブロブ氏（ＡＣＣＪ 副会頭 関西支部担当/日本メドラッド