Linda Adreveno
     For a Cause 

San Francisco General  Hospital Foundation 

One of the fundraising efforts for San
Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Foundation
is Hearts in San Francisco
 which debuted in
2004 as a city wide public art installation
that featured heart sculptures by established
and emerging artists.

SF General Hospital Foundation is dedicated
to providing private support 
to improve the
care and comfort of 
patients at SF General
Hospital and 
Trauma Center. Every year, 1 in
San Franciscans, nearly 100,000 people, are
treated at  SFGH. A 
comprehensive medical
center, SFGH 
provides quality health care with 
compassion and respect to patients that include
the city's most 

                       Watch it being created

                           "Love Lace"


SFGH is the sole provider of trauma and
psychiatric emergency services for San Francisco and northern San Mateo
County and provides 20 percent of the city's
inpatient care. SFGH is also one of the nation's
top tertiary academic medical centers conducting clinical
training and research.

Click here for more information about SF General
Hospital and Trauma Center


Firelight Foundation

The Cradle Project, a fundraising art installation designed to draw attention to the plight of an estimated 48 million orphans and vulnerable children across Sub-Saharan Africa children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty.  Started in 2006 to promote awareness and raise financial  support to help feed, shelter, and educate orphans and children, the Project culminated in an exhibition and auction held in June 2008.


                    2008   "More Than Words"  

                       The Cradle Project book  

Every dollar raised from the cradle sponsorship and auction was donated to Firelight Foundation which awards grants to community groups that are directly responding to the needs of orphans and children.


Seventy-six of the more than 500 cradles featured in the historic and unprecedented art installation havebeen beautifully captured in The Cradle Project Book. 

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UC San Francisco
Alliance Health Project

The AIDS Health Project is now the Alliance Health Project. AHL will continue to offer all of the AHP's current programs. For more info:

 2011   "What is Truth" 

                 2009   "Crush" 

               Visual Aid
In response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic that devastated the Bay Area arts community, a group of passionately concerned artists, collectors and art dealers founded Visual Aid in 1989 to serve artists affected by the disease. Over time, the organization expanded its mission to help produce, present and preserve the work of professional, visual artists in need, those whose careers are challenged because of any life-threatening illness. 

Serving Bay Area visual artists the organization encourages artists to remain active participants in the larger arts community, and promotes dialogue on illness and art.

Click here for more information about Visual Aid