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Shine On! Programs

Watch to hear how our programs are helping children, families, hospitals and communities help in their fight against cancer in hospitals across Japan.


Current Programs


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Improves treatment outcome and children’s approach to medical treatment through Japan’s first, full-time Animal Assisted Therapy program at a children’s hospital.
Edit_120914_BOC_ChibaUniversityHospital_155 Beads of Courage®
Decreases illness-related distress, increases positive coping strategies and enables children to find meaning in illness through a creative program involving colorful beads corresponding to each aspect of cancer treatment.
TBOC_2013_ChikaraCrossfit Team Beads of Courage
Offers athletes and anyone choosing to embark on a challenge the opportunity to participate in the very powerful Team Beads of Courage program whereby a very special bead is carried during a race, climb, or other event, then given to a child when they most need a boost of encouragement.

Completed Programs


    • Shine On! House: provides a complete support facility for families of children with cancer.


    • Shine On! Clinic: provides both a long-term follow-up clinic to support childhood cancer survivors as well as daily outpatient clinic support center for current pediatric cancer patients at the hospital.


    • Shine On! Tohoku Children’s Support Program: provides physical and emotional support to pediatric patients and their families as well as children in the affected communities who need extra psychological encouragement and support.



    • Japan Pediatric Leukemia Study Group Support Program: supported a specific pediatric leukemia research project which could not otherwise be funded.



  • Shine On! Pediatric Oncology Medical Support Program: improves the quality of patient care by adding a top-level pediatric oncologist to a hospital’s pediatric oncology/hematology team.
  • Counseling and Support
    Maximizes quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families throughout the entire cancer treatment process by placing clinical psychologists in pediatric cancer wards.