The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

Walk to End Alzheimer's Gina and Henry Akao

Henry Akao at Walk to End Alzheimer'sPlease 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.

Much love,


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

–          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 to join or donate to the A Team.

In Person

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:


Sparks Marina

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

Meeting Spot

There is a playground near the parking lot of the Sparks Marina.  Let’s meet there as a group at 9:15 am.

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