Open Heart

Nora King

Nora King is a Registered Nurse, originally from Gainesville, Florida, who lives in San Francisco and works in the Medical/Cardiac ICU at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. She is a member of the Medical Emergency Response Team and fills in as a relief charge nurse. She began creating mosaic art in high school and mostly uses ceramic tile, including shattered plates and bowls given to her by coworkers. She finds mosaic work therapeutic and hopes her art can benefit others. She is proud to be part of the ZSFG team that values equity, diversity, and compassion.

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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See all of the 2023 Hearts

See all of the 2023 Anniversary Hearts