Please join us in supporting the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s! My mom, our good friend Sohei, and I will be walking this Saturday, September 24th, in honor of my dad, Henry Akao, who passed away this March after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Even if you can’t join us in person, please support the cause! Even a dollar helps us get one step closer to a cure for this terrible disease.
P.S. Click here to read a poem I wrote about my dad while he was working in Elk Grove, CA in 2004.
**In order to take part in the walk this Saturday, you will need to register as a participant with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.**
There are two ways to do this:
– Go to act.alz.org/renosparks2016
– Click the “Register” button and follow the prompts
– There is also a button to join a “Team”. Good Shepherd is supporting the “A Team” (team leader Rita Akao). Visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2016/CA-NorthernCaliforniaandNorthernNevada?team_id=356583&pg=team&fr_id=8858 to join or donate to the A Team.
You can also register in person the day of the walk. Registration opens at 8:00 am at the Sparks Marina.
Instructions for Saturday’s Walk:
300 Howard Drive
Sparks, NV 89434
Registration opens at 8:00 am
Ceremony at 9:00 am
Walk at 9:30 am
Route Length: 2 miles
There is a playground near the parking lot of the Sparks Marina. Let’s meet there as a group at 9:15 am.