The first of its kind in the nation, the ALZHEIMER’S MEMORIAL WALL is located at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento. Join us by supporting awareness by having a loved-ones name engraved on this beautiful granite wall. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th in California. Each year East Lawn is proud to host the Fab 40′s City of Sacramento 5k Championship Run/Walk to help bring awareness to those still suffering as well as those who lost their battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Memorial Wall, constructed exclusively for East Lawn, was dedicated on November 1, 2011, and is the first of its kind in the nation. It holds names of those who are living with the disease as well as those who have passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. On the wall is a picture of a grandmother with two of her grandsons. Her name is Eileen Miller and she suffered from the disease for over 10 years. Eileen passed away March 8, 2017. She is often referred to as “The Woman on the Wall.” Above the Wall is a granite arch dedicated by her family in honor of Eileen. She was diagnosed at age 62. The beautiful arch photograph portrays Eileen before she was diagnosed with with Alzheimer’s disease. By contrast, the larger photo on the lower half of the wall, shows her well into the disease. Confused and frightened, she no longer realizes the two boys holding her hand are her grandsons. The horseshoe represents her father who was a Jockey and Eileen worked many years at the race track. Eileen’s favorite song was “Unforgettable” and her family formed a team to participate in the Fab 40′s 5k back in 2009. They call themselves Team Unforgettable. They walk and run in her honor every year. Her most prized possession was her grandchildren and her family who dearly love and miss her.
The community is encouraged to purchase engraved names. Proceeds will go towards caregivers and agencies supporting Alzheimer’s families. Each engraved name appears as white (light gray) 3/4 inch tall letters on a black granite panel. Three semi-oval granite arches are available to contain full laser-glass etching artwork, names and photos.