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The charity group of the employees of foreign-affiliated companies in Tokyo, named "GDC" (Give a Dream a Chance) started pedaling along to Sapporo in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan, on April 24, 2009.
They are calling for fund-raising to assist the junior high school in the Meisei Gakuen in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo to be established next April. The school is well known to educate the Deaf children in "Japanese Sign Language" as their first language.
Eleven GDC members including four foreigners departed putting on T-shirt presented by the Deaf children at Meisei Gakuen. They said, "we will do our best so that the their dream comes true. Help the fund-raising drive by all means when you see us in the road".
The group members are also accompanied alternatively on the way to arrive in Sapporo on May 5, 2009. They aim to collect 1.246 million yen according to the mileage 1246 kilos to Sapporo from Tokyo.
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