Chinatown Strong

Donna Lau

Donna Lau is a native San Franciscan and second generation Chinese American. She is retired after a successful 35-year career in customer care. As a breast cancer survivor, Donna has dedicated her time to “paying it forward” by volunteering at UCSF’s Patient and Family Cancer Support Center as well as supporting Art for Recovery patients. In recent years, she has leveraged her ability to see natural hearts in everyday life by pursuing her passion for heart photography. Her heart images inspire others to live in the present moment and serve as constant reminders that we’re always surrounded by love. Having learned the benefits of art therapy in the healing of cancer patients, Donna is excited at the opportunity to showcase her own art on a heart for Zuckerberg San Francisco General. She hopes her heart art themes inspire others to be in community.

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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2024 Hearts