UCSF to host kick-off event for Macy's tree lighting with Barry Bonds

By Kate Vidinsky


Kick-off event for the 19th annual Macy’s Christmas Tree Lighting benefiting UCSF Children’s Hospital. The celebration will feature a visit from Honorary Chair Barry Bonds, as well as face painting, refreshments, and elves to entertain young patients. Great photo, audio and video opportunities.


Tuesday, October 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Cole Hall Auditorium UCSF Medical Sciences Building 513 Parnassus Ave. (nearest cross street is 3rd Ave.) San Francisco


Barry Bonds, Honorary Chair Mark Laret, CEO, UCSF Medical Center Roxanne Fernandes, Executive Director, UCSF Children’s Hospital Patients and staff of UCSF Children’s Hospital


Media interested in attending should RSVP to Kate Schoen at [email protected] or (415) 476-2557.


Macy’s partners with UCSF each year to raise funds for the UCSF Children’s Hospital palliative care program – Compass Care – which supports families whose children have life-threatening illnesses. Over the last five years, nearly $700,000 has been raised by selling lights to adorn Macy’s 80-foot-tall tree. The official tree lighting ceremony will take place Friday, November 28, the day after Thanksgiving, at 6 p.m. in Union Square.

Lights cost $5 each, and the sponsor has the choice of a flashing star pin or gourmet chocolate bar.

Lights may be purchased:

* From UCSF Medical Center managers and staff
* At the UCSF Medical Center cafeteria and gift shop
* By calling 415-353-4172
* Via the UCSF Medical Center website at: **