Short article by Alexa Ainsworth and video of Shibs
Skating Friends Support Japan
Very very thanks Russian people and everyone who were involved in these events for your thoughtful messages to Japan.
Огромное спасибо Россию!
Message from the Russian Skating Federation to Japan
Poem dedicating to Japan
The earth gave a groan of pain.
All of world was shocked by nature force.
Water flushed anything to the deep sea.
But the sun rises in the east, no matter what happens.
Earthquake or tsunami cannot win against light.
We wish our God keep lives of anyone on the earth.
there will be a lot of parks Sakura bloom,
there will be a lot of parks white birches bloom,
birds will sing spring songs
and flags will be raised up for congratulation on victories.
Children desire adults will shake hands with friends,
and will not forget we are in a family on the earth.
Here is another update for our donation website!
Michal Brezina has joined the action: http://www.nyjalccfundraising.com/e/skatingfriends
Watch his video message (in Czech).
Also Tatjana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov are with "Skating Friends Support Japan" and have uploaded their video message on Facebook.
We are at 25 percent of our donation target. We hope to reach the target and maybe raise even more. Please help Japan. Each donation is appreciated. Thank you.
Messages from victims of Japan Earthquake
Here is a new video message from a prominent skater for "Skating Friends Support Japan". Thank you for helping Japan. http://www.nyjalccfundraising.com/e/skatingfriends
I am such a dumb**
I clicked through the site and wanted to donate to your cause and I accidentally donated to the whole site.
It is no big deal as it will still arrive at the same centre but I wanted to say thank you for doing this with the donation as well.
Thank you for donating. Too bad it is not listed on the Skating Friends site, but as you say, it all goes to the Japanese-American Lions Club anyway. I just don't know how you did it. I clicked on our site and going from there I didn't even find another donation site.
Originally Posted by Hedwig
Ok, so everyone who wants to donate, please keep in mind that you don't have to sign in or anything (unless you want to open your own fundraising site, which you are welcome to do). You just need to click on the red "donate now" button on the "Skating Friends Support Japan" site (http://www.nyjalccfundraising.com/e/skatingfriends) which is a subsite of the Japanese-American Lions Club fundraising website.
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I was wondering if I could donate by PayPal...
Originally Posted by sarah009
for this fundraiser, you can donate by using a credit card. If you want to use paypal send me a pm and maybe we can work out something.
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Hello Eislauffan, I sent you a pm. Thank you so much!!
Originally Posted by Eislauffan
We have uploaded a new video with another popular skater on "Skating Friends Support Japan": http://www.nyjalccfundraising.com/e/skatingfriends
Check it out now and please help Japan. Thank you! :-)
Thanks a lot, Eislauffan and everyone who supports Japan.
Takahiko Kozuka visited 5 temporary shelters in Miyagi prefecture with Seiko Hashimoto, the president of JSF and a couple of speed skaters.
They played with children and cheered up Hanyu and local skaters who lost their home rink by the disasters.
And he will use his prize money in the World to buy vegetables and etc. which got damage on sales caused by a rumor in disaster areas.
He and Mao have a plan to invite victims to their ice show.
Daisuke Takahashi also has a plan to continue making charity shows after he will come back on the ice. He got surgery and removed the screw from his knee.
I know it won't make a huge difference considering the size of the tragedy but the Berlin radio station 94.3 rs2 had 15 year old Saskia Matsui and her family flown into Germany. Saskia is a skater too and will be able to train for free in Germany for the time being.
Clemens Brummer who did an internship in Japan last year will be mentoring her while in Germany hoping to make the move a little bit easier
I think that each effort to help is important and counts. When someone does something and helps just one person it can inspire others to follow the example. It always makes a difference. If everyone helps just a little bit, there will be a lot of help in the end.
Originally Posted by sandra_persch
Another benefit in Japan.
Fantasy on Ice 2011 in Kanazawa
Date: June 18th (12:00, 17:30), 19th (12:00)
Place: Ishikawa Sports Center in Kanazawa, Japan
Skaters: Shizuka Arakawa, Miki Ando, Kanako Murakami, Akiko Suzuki, Fumie Suguri, Haruka Imai, Philippe Candeloro, Brian Joubert, Tomáš Verner, Yuzuru Hanyu, Tatsuki Machida, Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat, Alexei Polishuk & Vladimir Besedin (Acrobat), Alexander Chesna & Ekaterina Chesna (aerial)
And Mao made “Book for Charity”.
All of profit will go to Japan Red Cross.
Cool that Philippe Candeloro will skate in Japan! He was very popular when he competed. I remember how the ice was covered with flowers and gifts after he skated at Worlds in 1994!
"Skating Friends Support Japan" is now active at the Adult Competition. We are selling donated souvenirs. All money will be donated to our fundraiser at the end.
We've raised 2,000 US dollars at the ISU Adult Figure Skating competition in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Thank you everyone who participated. Here you can view the donations (we are at 52 percent now) and also a video with Midori Ito: http://www.nyjalccfundraising.com/e/skatingfriends
Thank you everyone who supports Japan.
Another benefit will be held in Nagoya, Japan.
“Higashi-Nippon Daishinsai (East Japan disasters) Aichi Figure Skate Charity Exhibition”
This exhibition is free, but expects people donates to support skaters in Tohoku, the disaster area.
All of donation will go to Japanese Skating Federation and use to rebirth skating in Tohoku.
Dates & Time: June 29th, 2011 19:00
Place: Howa Sports Land (the home rink of Akiko Suzuki)
Tickets: free, but have to apply by sending a postcard by June 21st
Charity Auction: photos of Miki Ando, Akiko Suzuki (with autograph), and Kanako Murakami (with autograph)
Skaters: Akiko Suzuki, Yuzuru Hanyu (from Tohoku), Mari Suzuki (from Tohoku),
Ryuichi Kihara, Ryuju Hino, Shoma Uno, Ayumi Goto, Ayane Nakamura, Miu Sato, Ibuki Mori, Rika Hongo, Saki Kawakami, Sanako Noma