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Happy Forest Happy Chicken

Organized by: Mariko Foster

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Finished!
February 27, 2017

Everyone, I want to thank you all again for donating. Along with the other charity runners, we raised JPY 8,768,000 ($78,000) for Tokyo Development See More

EVENT DATE Feb 26, 2017

THE STORY:

I will be running the Tokyo Marathon in February 2017 as a charity runner for a project run by the Tokyo Development Foundation to replant and regrow Japan's man-made forests into natural forests. This project has been supported by a dear family friend, C. W. Nicol, for a long time. If you suffer from hay fever/ pollen allergies, then you want to support this project too!

Some history--after WWII, there was a policy in Japan to replant forest area with economically productive trees. This resulted in planting a single species of Japanese cedar, which grows quickly and produces commercially useful wood. While this seemed like a good idea at the time, it has resulted in unprecedented levels hay fever and pollen related allergies. For those of you who do not live in Japan, this may seem silly or an over-exaggeration and hardly a reason to run 26+ miles. But it is not--just ask my mom. The man-made forests have also resulted in soil erosion and harm to wildlife habitats. 

I am also running the marathon as a Happy Chicken (hence this fundraiser's title), which is a group of friends who like to run and find Portlandia funny.

Thanks for reading!

$730

 

73% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Keiko Foster

     

  • Komaki Foster

    $50

  • Ai Kurobe

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Offline Donation

    $30

  • Offline Donation

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • James

     

  • Bear Foster

    $100

  • Richa Gandhi

    $50

  • Happy Sam

    $100

  • Yoshi

    $30

  • Colin & Christina Foster

    $50

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Mariko Foster

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Donor Comments

Colin & Christina Foster

Colin & Christina Foster

DONATION: $50

Happy to contribute to a great cause and good luck with the race...we know you will do fantastic !! 8 months ago

Yoshi

Yoshi

DONATION: $30

9 months ago

Happy Sam

Happy Sam

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Richa Gandhi

Richa Gandhi

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Bear Foster

Bear Foster

DONATION: $100

I saved up my Okozukai for an entire year for this 10 months ago

James

James

10 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Offline Donation

Offline Donation

DONATION: $20

10 months ago

Offline Donation

Offline Donation

DONATION: $30

10 months ago

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