Fundraising: June Yamamoto Memorial Walk for Japanese Social Services

Please help us achieve our $5, 000 target!

SUN, October 16, 2022 10AM~
If you would like to join us for light lunch, please sign up by Oct 12th.


Fall is marathon season, and our supporters will know that JSS has traditionally entered marathons to raise funds for our operations. This year, in lieu of the corporate-sponsored marathons, we are organizing our own 1-hour-walk, similar to the JSS Challenges we have had these past two years.  

Funds raised through this event will be allocated to support JSSs general operating expenses, including various community programs.

We are naming our walk this year in honour of our friend and supporter, June Yamamoto, who passed away last year. A former JSS Board member and a passionate supporter, she was our first fundraising Chair and continued to generously support JSS until she passed.  

This year we are taking advantage of the less restrictive Covid environment and will be having an in-person walk starting and ending at the JCCC, but also having with the virtual walk component where walkers can walk in the area of their choice.

Whether we are together physically or not, we will walk or run together in the spirit to raise the funds JSS needs to serve as many people in our community as possible. Wont you join us?

The event will begin with a ZOOM session to meet and connect with other participants. Several JSS staff and board members, including our counselors, will all participate.


Time Table

10:00am ~ 10:15am
Assemble at JCCC front entrance for in-person participants
Pre-walk chat (zoom/ hybrid)

10:15am ~ 11:15am
1 hour Walk (in person)
Virtual participants, please walk one hour on your own and record the number of kms you walked.

11:30am ~
Reassemble at JCCC for in-person participants ( Hosaki room)
Post -walk celebration (hybrid) followed by light lunch (for in-person participants)

Please stay to enjoy light lunch with JSS staff, Board members, and volunteers!  There is no extra charge for food. We look forward to socializing with you!


Route: Starting and ending at JCCC (6 Garamond Court, Toronto) for 1-hour walk. The route includes East Don River trail with mild / partial incline. We will pace the walk to accommodate everyone’s strength and endurance.  


How to register?

Please click the button to register using the form. You can also reach us by email or phone to register.

Please resister by Oct 12th for light lunch option

Please send your completed pledge sheet to the JSS with donor names and pledge amounts.
If you are planning to join the virtual calls via Zoom (pre-walk chat: 10:00 -10:15am and / or post walk celebration 11:30am), please call JSS at 416-385-9200 or send an email to in advance. We will send you a Zoom call invite via email.


Make a donation to support “team JSS” today!




If you choose to send a cheque by mail, please fill in the pledge sheet with the individual donor names.
E-transfer / cheque (payable to “Japanese Social Services”) also accepted.



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