The 14th annual FIT for Charity Run (Financial Industry in Tokyo For Charity Run) was held on Sunday, December 9th.
It was held at Tokyo’s Kaigakan Art Gallery at the Meiji Jingu Gaien area.
The course is the part of National Stadium which will be the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
It was cool sunny day, the perfect weather for a 10K Charity Run.
Over 5,700 runners from 105 financial service related firms came together to raise a total of JPY 57,524,500 (approximately Euro 510,000/USD 507,000).
A squad of Nine (questionably) Elite Athletes from Morgan McKinley Tokyo participated in this years run. The best of which completed the race in just under 42 mins.
The Financial Industry in Tokyo (FIT) for Charity Run was started in 2005 by a group of finance and financial-related companies in Tokyo that were prompted to do something meaningful for the community following the devastating 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami. Funds raised from the run are distributed to local community organizations, which serve important but not necessarily well-recognized or understood needs.
In 2018, eight beneficiary organizations were selected.
General Incorporated Association AOH
AOH runs a chocolate factory to provide a place of work and sufficient pay for people with disabilities to live on their own.
NPO Bilingual Bicultural Education Center for Deaf Children
BBED supports deal children to receive education in Japanese Sign Language and Japanese language (reading and writing)
NPO five years
NPO five operates the online community website for cancer patients.
NPO Gokigen Farm
Gokigen Farm runs vegetables, rice, and poultry businesses and employs about 100 people with disabilities.
NPO Japan Amputee Football Association
The Association promotes amputee football. Through the activities, they aim to improve an environment in which everyone with and without disabilities can enjoy sports together.
NPO First Aid Society
NPO First Aid Society promotes emergency first response care for children and child accident prevention.
NPO KIZUKI supports students who stopped attending school and students who are at risk dropping out of schools.
NPO Mental Rescue Association
NPO Mental Rescue Association promotes suicide prevention counselling.
The Charity Run is intended to be a powerful expression of the financial industry’s collective commitment to making a positive contribution to the community, to foster teamwork within firms (us included) and to build relationships across the industry.
We have participated in the run every year since 2013.
It has become an annual tradition to be the part of this great CSR event.
FIT for Charity Run is one of our commitments for CSR initiatives. Our purpose is to improve the lives of the people we work with. We believe we have the opportunity to improve the careers and companies of the people we work with (our clients, our candidates and ourselves).
And we try to go further than anyone else to help.
This year, Morgan McKinley was awarded CSR Recruitment Company of the Year by Recruitment International. The RI Awards is the world's biggest recruitment industry awards contested all over the world including the UK, China, the Middle East, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.
In 2014, we launched Morgan McKinley Million CSR program where we, as a global company, pledge to donate the value of €1,000,000 to communities globally by 2019.
Here in Morgan McKinley we all made pledges to do more, pledges to give back something to society by helping others in our communities and countries. Each office worldwide has a CSR committee. Tokyo office has been highly active in its own corporate social responsibility
Here are some of our CSR activities carried out so far in 2018.
We are very sure Morgan McKinley Tokyo will be the part of 2019 FIT for Charity Run. Hope to see you at the next run!