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The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

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,

Gina

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:

Online

–          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.

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:

Location

Sparks Marina

300 Howard Drive

Sparks, NV  89434

Schedule

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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