West Hollywood, CA
United States
Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Doheny Drive, in sidewalks West Hollywood Memorial Walk since 1 December 1993
269 names
Roses Line West Hollywood Memorial Walk for World AIDS Day
Alliance for Housing and Healing partnered with Empty Vase florist to commemorate World AIDS Day with a single red rose placed on each name plaque lined along Santa Monica Boulevard on what is known as the West Hollywood Memorial Walk.

Each plaque has the name of someone who has passed from complications to HIV/AIDS. The roses have a flyer attached to them that read: “World AIDS Day, December 1. The plaques that line Santa Monica Boulevard are known as the West Hollywood Memorial Walk. They are a tribute to those we have lost and a commitment to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. To learn more about the plaques and the work of Alliance for Housing and Healing, visit www.alliancehh.org.

According to the Alliance for Housing and Healing website, what started as the West Hollywood Palms has become the West Hollywood Memorial Walk, a tribute to life and a promise to those lost to continue our commitment to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS (the original palm trees were uprooted in the mid-90s during the beautification of Santa Monica Boulevard).

Developed in cooperation with the City of West Hollywood, these memorial plaques line the sidewalks of Santa Monica Boulevard from Fairfax Avenue to Doheny Drive. Not only do these plaques remind the community every day of the need to assist and find compassion for those who suffer from HIV/AIDS, but they enable a valuable community asset to act on that generosity and compassion in a healing way.

Every West Hollywood Memorial Walk Plaque donation is used to provide funding for the pivotal services Alliance for Housing and Healing provides to people living with HIV/AIDS. As Los Angeles County’s oldest and largest provider of financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS, AHH helps thousands of clients each year pay for rent, utilities, food, and pharmaceutical needs when they are threatened by homelessness and the financial crises a health condition often causes.

Loved ones eligible for a bronze plaque on the West Hollywood Memorial Walk are those who have passed away and were HIV-positive. To learn more, contact the AHH Development Department by emailing Brian Sharp: bsharp@alliancehh.org

Sponsoring a Memorial Plaque
Please help to continue our assistance to help people living with HIV/AIDS, and at the same time, memorialize those you have loved.

Photos © Paulo Murillo WeHo Times
(1) Over the Rainbow
(2) Gigi Giancoli

1 December 2021
Paulo Murillo, West Hollywood