Wayo Track Team Runs for Charity
On Sunday, November 30th, the Wayo Track Team took part in the Run for the Cure, a 10km run to raise money for breast cancer research. Many people know the symbol of the race, the Pink Ribbon, but not many people know about the race. It is held every year in Tokyo and runners race around the Imperial Palace. The Opening and Closing ceremonies are held in Hibiya Park. This year, more than 4000 people gathered in the park and 1752 participated in the runs and walk.
The girls learned that they can use their hobbies, their careers, and their lives to help their communities. They learned that volunteering can be fun. They learned that using English can help them to make friends with a large international community in Japan. Finally, they learned that cancer is a disease that may touch their lives someday and that people are working hard to find a cure for it. We are proud to be a part of this effort. Wayo girls proved they are not only smart and active, but they are also kind, generous, and willing to serve their community.
Finally, we are happy to announce that Oshima Shizuka took the First Place in the 10km run and Kobayashi Marie took the Third Place. Congratulations!