Akira Ishizawa Memorial Fund

It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I share the news of Akira Ishizawa passing from his hard-fought battle with cancer. I was lucky enough to have seen him recently, and although he was sick, he was positive about the future and could not wait to skate with the homies again. Akira became a part of the 5boro family in 2000, first as an amateur, and then later as a pro who proudly represented 5boro, the positivity, the brotherhood and the eternal youth of skateboarding. It’s hard for me to remember a time when Akira did not ride for 5boro and his contributions to skateboarding will never be forgotten.

He leaves behind his wife, friends, fans and two young daughters. We’ve set up a memorial fund to help ease the financial burden of treatment costs that mounted when he was alive and to help take care of the family as they transition to a life with the undying spirit of Akira. Any donation, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the support.

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Steve Rodriguez 
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