This vibrant heart is Marrianne Fay’s tribute to San Francisco General’s Trauma Center and Intensive Care Unit. After her brother was found dead on the streets after a violent encounter, he was rushed to ZSFG where he was literally brought back to life.
The imagery evokes both the mortal danger her brother had been exposed to and his tenacious will to live. Marrianne considers this piece repayment to the hospital workforce for the remarkable gift of her brother’s life.
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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About the Foundation
The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation is proud to help the people who heal people, supporting ZSFG in their aim to provide the very best care to all who walk through their doors.