East Lawn encourages the community to help make memories
There’s a special event that occurs every summer in the Fabulous 40s neighborhood of East Sacramento. It’s a gathering of family and friends who are taking action to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Saturday, July 27, 2019, marks the 11th year of the City of Sacramento 5k Championship (also known as the Fab 40′s 5k Walk/Run) and about 1,400 participants are expected. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California.
Many of East Lawn’s 100+ employees from its five locations will be volunteering at the race, which begins and ends just inside the East Lawn gate at 43rd Street and Folsom Boulevard. Vendor booths and facility activities will also be at the entrance. The race winds though the million dollar Fabulous 40′s homes around East Lawn and is the only official 5k championship of the Buzz Oates RunSac Series.
In another attempt to bring awareness to the disease, a very significant granite wall was built at East Lawn — the Alzheimer’s Memorial Wall. It 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 way due to Alzheimers. 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 ten years. Eileen passed away on March 8, 2017. The community is encouraged to purchase engraved names. Proceeds will go towards caregivers and agencies supporting Alzheimer’s families.
East Lawn is located at 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95819.