San Francisco General Hospital Foundation has announced the next Hearts in SF fundraiser. And it’s a very special one.

Mark your calendars for February 13, 2019. Starting at 6:30pm organizers have revealed they have festive plans to celebrate the 15th edition of the iconic Hearts in San Francisco.

To commemorate one of the city’s most recognizable public art projects which features a series of heart sculptures placed across San Francisco, the special evening will feature musical entertainment, speakers, art installations, and the annual auction of the Heart sculptures.

SFGH is the Heart of the City

Lori Chinn, 15, became the youngest artist ever chosen to participate in the public art exhibition. Her work “Hands of Diversity” was one of 14 works on display at AT&T Field.

From the statement that was distributed by email today:

“The Bay Area innovators and influencers, elected officials, corporate partners, medical professionals, and artists in attendance at Hearts in SF will be supporting the San Francisco community and mental health programming at ZSFG—including the Mental and Behavioral Health Innovation, Social and Behavioral Health Integration, Substance Misuse and Opioid Treatment, Social Medicine, and Renovation of Patient Care Areas Dedicated to Behavior Health—through advocacy and financial support.”

The Hearts events are the Foundation’s largest source of unrestricted revenue and help to fuel the Hearts Grants Program. Since 2004, the Foundation has funded nearly 500 grants and has raised more than $17 million.

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Hearts in San Francisco 2019 - 15th anniversary event

Hearts in San Francisco // 15th year anniversary event

February 13, 2019 – 6:30pm
Pier 48, San Francisco
Supporting Vital Mental Health Care Programs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) and event co-chairs Pam Baer, Judy Guggenhime, Andrew McCollum,and Darian Shirazi are proud to announce Hearts in SF, a vibrant evening event benefiting Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center (ZSFG), which will take place at Pier 48 in San Francisco on Wednesday, February 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Introduced in 2004, the citywide public art project, Hearts in San Francisco, featured 131 five-foot tall Heart Sculptures designed by both local and national established and emerging artists. The unique works of art were featured in plazas, parks and on street corners throughout San Francisco.

Since the inaugural year, more than 350 Hearts have been created to benefit programs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). Hearts are auctioned and sold, and more than $11 million in proceeds have supported San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s efforts to fund innovative projects and initiatives that provide high quality compassionate care at ZSFG.

All of us at Stark Insider hope to see you at Hearts of SF and wish SFGH great success with this wonderful initiative.

With Loni Stark in San Francisco.