Winter 2007

Macy's Tree Lights Support UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

For the fifth consecutive year, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is the beneficiary of a fundraising effort centered around the Macy's holiday tree lighting ceremony in San Francisco's Union Square. A $10 donation allows members of the public to sponsor one of the thousands of multicolored lights on the 80-foot tree. This year, Oakland A's player Nick Swisher is the honorary chair of the fundraising campaign. The tree lighting ceremony itself took place the day after Thanksgiving, but donations are still being accepted through the end of the year on the web at or by calling (888) 689-UCSF.

Donations go entirely to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Last year, the palliative care program of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital received more than $200,000 in donations through sponsorships of the Macy's tree lights. This is the 18th year in which Macy's has donated a holiday tree to San Francisco.

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