SF Fire and Police Chiefs to represent UCSF Children's Hospital at Macy's Union Square tree- lightin

By Carol Hyman

WHEN: 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday, November 25

WHERE: Union Square, San Francisco.

WHAT: Macy’s annual holiday tree-lighting event

Macy’s 16th annual tree lighting ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 25 (the day after Thanksgiving) from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is Macy’s annual gift to San Francisco and is free and open to the public.

The event will feature SF Police Chief Heather Fong, SF Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, UCSF Medical Center CEO Mark Laret and UCSF Children’s Hospital leukemia patient Christopher Laub.

For the third year, Macy’s West has named UCSF Children’s Hospital as the beneficiary of its holiday tree. Members of the public are invited to participate by sponsoring a light or a string of lights on the tree at $10 a bulb. Last year, light sales raised around $115,000. Every donation goes entirely to UCSF Children’s Hospital programs for children and their families. 

TICKETS TO SPONSOR LIGHTS can be purchased throughout the holiday season: 

—At Macy’s tree-lighting ceremony in Union Square on November 25—Through December 24 at UCSF gift shops at 505 Parnassus Avenue and 1600 Divisadero Street.
—Through December 24 online at www.ucsfhealth.org/tree or at (888) 689-UCSF.

Macy’s West is a division of Federated, which is headquartered in San Francisco and operates 144 stores in seven states and Guam with annual sales of more than $4 billion. With a long tradition of giving back, Macy’s is committed to supporting healthier and more vibrant communities and better environments for employees and customers to live and work.

UCSF is a leading university that consistently defines health care worldwide by conducing advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the life sciences, and providing complex patient care.

ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT: Contact the UCSF News Office at (415) 476-2557.