Healthcare Workers Are There For Us, Let’s Show Some Heart for Them
The medical professionals and staff at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital have dedicated their lives to delivering on the promise of healthcare for all. Every day, they fight for the well-being of San Francisco, ensuring every member of our community — including the most vulnerable among us — has access to healthcare.
With the current threat putting us all at risk, ZSFG’s mission is everyone’s mission. Right now, we’re all working toward a common set of goals: A flattened curve. A responsible reopening. Saved lives. Saved livelihoods.
It Takes Heart is a conversation between the community and ZSFG. It’s an opportunity for us to work together, support one another, and recognize each others’ sacrifices — for hospital workers to thank residents that are doing their part, and for all of us to express our gratitude to the medical professionals and hospital staff risking their lives to help save ours.
Express Yourself and Your Gratitude
Put them on your doors, windows, walls, anywhere healthcare workers can see them on their commute. Show your heart as a symbol of solidarity and an expression of admiration for those on the front line. Know that they share the same admiration and gratitude for the personal sacrifices you are making to flatten the curve. Get creative and show your heart with the supplies you have available to you. Here are some ideas to inspire you.
Chalk It Where They Walk
Show it in Your Windows
Light it Up
Fly a Flag
Post on Your Car
The It Takes Heart Icon
The Hearts in SF Sculptures
In 2004, 131 spectacular giant hearts were created by local Bay Area artists and placed around the city to let everyone enjoy them. Then they were auctioned off, raising $3 million to support ZSFG. Every year since, we’ve commissioned and auctioned heart sculptures to raise funds for the hospital. For It Takes Heart, we’re making printable images of them available for you to share. Download and print to add some local color to your display or post. View All Heart Sculptures
Share Your Heart
Write a message of support to go with your heart. Upload your artwork and note and we’ll make sure the healthcare workers at ZSFG see it. Post on social with the hashtag #ittakesheartsf and tag us @sfghfoundation to encourage your neighbors to take part.
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation believes every member of our community deserves easy access to exceptional healthcare. But we also understand that providing it isn’t easy; a problem this big and complex calls for a bold, broad-based response. Every day, San Francisco’s medical professionals and hospital staff work on the front lines of that response—in the community, in the Trauma Center, in the clinic, and in the lab. At the Foundation, we stand behind those delivering on the promise of healthcare for all. We help fund their special projects, continuing education, equipment—even the spaces in which they work. We help them find new, innovative ways to improve our community, one patient at a time. Learn more about how you can support here.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is a community hospital and Level 1 trauma center dedicated to improving the health and wellness of our community. We provide world-class care for all the people of San Francisco, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.