San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Debuts New Designs for the 10th Anniversary HEARTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) announced today that it will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hearts in San Francisco project at the Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark on Thursday, February 13, 2014, with twelve new heart designs for the 2014 series. In addition to the eight large hearts and four table top hearts, 15 mini hearts with mosaic designs will be sold to raise much-needed funds for life-enhancing programs and initiatives at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The artists selected to create large and table-top hearts for the 2014 luncheon are Shannon Amidon, Christine Arthur, Erica Jasmin Cañas, Patrick Dintino, Charles Gadeken, Brit Howard, June Li, Michael Osborne, Marius Starkey, Emma Webster, and Pop Zhao. The design for the fourth table top heart will be revealed at a later date. The hearts will be auctioned and sold in order to raise money for vital programs at The General. Select large hearts may remain on display in San Francisco's Union Square after the luncheon. Hearts in San Francisco artworks combined with Heroes & Hearts and Hearts After Dark proceeds (2006 - 2013) have raised nearly $10 million for SFGHF.

"The new heart designs and mini-mosaics exemplify the diversity of our community and those served by The General," says Lisa Hauswirth, Co-Chair of Heroes and Hearts and Hearts After Dark. "At this year's events, we look forward to commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the Hearts in San Francisco project and celebrating the important role The General plays to the City and County of San Francisco."

The 15 mini mosaic hearts were created by artists from the Institute of Mosaic Art (IMA) in Berkeley. Artists include Tracy Broback, Tracy Calk, Randina Casenza, Jack Dynis, Dmitry Grudsky, Celeste Howell, Glynnis Kaye, Nadia Khasagir, Wenia Lee, Amy Neiman, Rachel Rodi, Erin Rogers, Vaishali Sanghavi, Laurel True, and Wesley R. Wong. Founded in 2005 by mosaic artist Laurel True, Institute of Mosaic Art is a world-class mosaic education and resource center offering students expert instruction in the mosaic arts in a fun and welcoming environment. As the largest mosaic education center in the United States, IMA is a premier destination for mosaic, students, visitors and instructors from around the world, offering the widest range of programming in the mosaic arts.

The 2014 Heroes & Hearts Luncheon takes place on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at AT&T Park. Tickets for the event range in price from $300 for single seats to $5,000 for event sponsorship. To purchase tickets or to find out more about sponsorship, call 415-206-4478 or visit http://sfghf.net/hh/index.html.

Event sponsors include Chevron Energy Solutions, Intel Corporation, McKesson Foundation, The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation, VISA, Webcor Builders, Wells Fargo, Macy's, Jeanne and Sanford Robertson, The Mary Wohlford Foundation, Union Bank, and Walgreens. Media sponsors include JC Decaux, KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM, NBC Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco Chronicle|SFGate.com, San Francisco magazine and Where magazine.




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