Chicago Panera Fundraiser and Light the Night

On behalf of the Gregg and Robyn Oshita Foundation, we invite all those in the Chicagoland area to please join us between 4:00-8:00 PM on Friday October 19th at Panera Bread located at 6059 N. Lincoln Avenue for a fundraising night. Bring the flyer in the image below or show an electronic version and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go to benefit the foundation.

Finally, October 20th, please join us as we walk in honor of my mom at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night at Soldier Field. Registration takes place starting at 5:00 PM (with the actual walk from 7:00-8:30 PM). Everyone who joins the team will be given a lantern.

To find out more information, please see the below YouTube video explaining more about LLS Light the Night and also a link where you can sign up for the team and walk with us.…/Metrochic…/TeamRobynOshita

We hope to have a great turnout and see as many of you there as we can.


Cincinnati Blood and Platelet Drive Results

This past week (June 2nd-June 9th), in partnership with Hoxworth Blood Center, the Gregg and Robyn Oshita foundation hosted a blood drive/platelet drive week in Cincinnati, OH.

We had a wonderful turnout with 16 people who donated blood/plasma and 8 people who donated platelets over the course of our 7 day drive. 

Thank you to everyone who donated to help us save lives.  

#ForRobyn #BeatCancer


A Few Announcements...

1) As many of you know, our next event will be from June 2nd-June 9th in Cincinnati.  To honor Robyn, we are partnering with Hoxworth Blood Center and holding a platelet/blood drive week.  We ask all donors who plan on donating to please use the the PR number:  PR-1465.  Or you can also give them Robyn's name.  This is so we will be able to track and thank everyone that donates in Robyn's memory and to help others in need.  If you want more information or would like to make an appointment please contact Hoxworth Blood Center by calling: 513-451-0910 or go to their website at:

2) For those in Chicago, we have finalized the date for our next blood drive.  Please plan on joining us on Saturday September 22nd from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM once again at the Japanese American Service Committee (4427 N. Clark Street).  Our first drive was a huge success and we'd like this one to be even more successful and recruit as many possible future blood and platelet donors as we can.  

3) On October 20th, the foundation will be participating in "Light the Night."  Light The Night is an evening walk and fundraising event supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission to find cures for blood cancers. It is our communities' night to bring light to the darkness of cancer by celebrating those who are fighting the disease and to honor those we have lost.  We have formed our own team and encourage those who are able to walk with us to please do so.  The event will take place at Soldier Field - South Lot (1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL) at 4:30 PM.  

If you would like to join our team or make a donation in honor of Robyn, please use the following link:

As always, we thank all of our friends, family, and donors for supporting us and helping us grow the foundation. 

#ForRobyn #BeatCancer


Thank You From Everyone at The Gregg and Robyn Oshita Foundation

A BIG thank you goes out to everyone who attended our inaugural blood drive supporting The Gregg and Robyn Oshita Foundation.  We had an amazing turnout raising over $1800 for the foundation and more importantly, we were able to have 27 units of blood donated to those in need.

We'd like to thank our partners: Heartland Blood Center, Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Be the Match, Japanese American Service Committee and of course you, the donors.  Without everyone's support, none of this would have been possible. 

Please check out our Gallery page where you can see photos from the event.  For being new to event planning, while we have so much to learn, we're excited by the turnout. 

We'd also like to thank the following individuals/restaurants/corporations personally for their help:

Albert and Patti Hara
Darryl and Elaine Kaneshiro
Lynne Oshita-Wong
Gerald Oshita
Ann Ijichi
Kelly Ijichi
Kent Ijichi
Kyle Ijichi
Joffrey Ballet
The Chicago White Sox
The Chicago Wolves
Chicago Red Stars
Lou Malnati's
Cheesecake Factory Downtown
Cheesecake Factory Oakbrook
Dan and Maria Burke
Mary Watson
Susan Kelty
Kamehachi Sushi Bar

Our next event will be held the week of June 2nd-June 9th in Cincinnati, OH where we will be recruiting donors for our blood and platelet drive.  

Please stay tuned to the blog as well to hear about our upcoming event in October where we will be recruiting individuals to join our team for "Light the Night."  More to follow.

Thank you to everyone once again.

-The Oshita Family