Heroes & Hearts LuncheonSan Francisco General Hospital Foundation will recognize the 2009 heroes who have demonstrated exceptional and inspirational behavior to another individual or the community as a whole at the 5th Annual Heroes & Hearts Award Luncheon. In addition to spotlighting exceptional community heroes, 14 new Hearts in San Francisco artworks will be displayed. Six table-top hearts will be sold, with the proceeds going to support the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.

Heroes & Hearts is sponsored by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation to honor and celebrate the local heroes who help make San Francisco the first-class city it is. Heroes & Hearts is an outgrowth of 2004’s Hearts in San Francisco city-wide art installation and fundraiser project. The Hearts in San Francisco and the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Heroes & Hearts luncheon events has raised nearly $5 million for the Hospital Foundation.

In addition, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation will host an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment with the popular 80’s cover band Tainted Love and DJ Solomon. In addition to raising funds for the Foundation, the evening will introduce a new generation of San Franciscans to the programs and services offered by San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) is an independent not-for-profit corporation 501(c)(3) that provides fund-raising support to San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH). The mission of SFGHF is to augment public funding by raising private support to further improve patient care and comfort at the Hospital. This vital funding allows SFGH to continue its long history of providing quality health care to San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area. Some of the programs funded wholly or in part by the Foundation include the ACE Unit (Acute Care for Elders), Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center, Cancer Awareness Resources Education (C.A.R.E.), Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology (IGOT), Orthopedics Trauma Center of Excellence, The Children’s Fund, The Trauma Center, and the Women’s Health Initiative. Last year, the Foundation raised over $10 million in private individual gifts and corporate and foundation grants.