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Doctor establishes relief fund for Japan

By ERICA RODRIGUEZ
March 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Updated March 16, 2011 at 10:17 p.m.


After Dr. Yusuke Yahagi was flooded with calls from concerned patients and friends from around the Golden Crescent, he decided he'd set up a relief fund to help those who were affected by last week's earthquake and tsunami.

"This community is just extremely warm hearted, and I'm very happy," he said. "So, we're going to go ahead and try to see what we can try to do to help Japan."

Yahagi, who has family in Japan, also registered with the International Medical Corp., a group that's doing relief work overseas. His family members are OK, he said, but he plans to use his singing and guitar talents at a concert in the future to raise funds for the relief work.

After the donations are collected, he said, he plans to deliver the money to Japan himself.

Donations can be payable to the Japan Tsunami Benefit and made at any Wells Fargo or First Victoria Bank branch.

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