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

By Kristen Bole

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 six years, more than $800,000 has been raised through sponsoring lights that adorn Macy’s 80-foot-tall tree.  The official tree lighting ceremony will take place Friday, November 27, 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
  • By calling 415-353-2199
  • Via the UCSF Medical Center website at www.ucsfhealth.org/tree