Throughout the year, the University Hospital Foundation hosts special events to raise funds for specific priorities at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowkski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.

These events raise much needed funds to support state-of-the-art equipment, innovative patient care programs and leading- edge research.

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The Festival of Trees is an annual holiday celebration, decorated by Edmonton’s community spirit and philanthropic passion. Now in its 35th year, the University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees is firmly established as Edmonton’s signature kick-off to the holiday season — and the flagship fundraising, and friend-raising, event for the University Hospital Foundation.

Over the last 34 years, the Festival of Trees has contributed over $20 million to the University Hospital Foundation in support of critically important causes at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic. The Festival of Trees is brought to life by individual donors, corporate sponsors and the tireless efforts of more than 2000 dedicated volunteers. 

Supporting the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, 630 CHED Heart Pledge Day tells the stories of patients whose lives have been saved at the Maz, and the teams who helped them. Held on the last day of Heart Month (February) each year, Heart Pledge Day funds have supported such critical needs as:
  • Expanding the cardiovascular intensive care unit – where the sickest of the sick cardiac patients receive world leading care;
  • Buying portable life support equipment for patients who are so sick they would not arrive at the Maz alive without it; and
  • Purchasing a specialized cooling system that protects the brains of heart attack patients by lowering their body temperature.
Heart Pledge Day began in 2004, when the concept of building a world leading heart institute in Edmonton was just an idea on paper. Individuals and business leaders who shared this vision added their voice of support, and helped build a centre for excellence in cardiac care that serves patients from across central and northern Alberta, as well as Northern BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Please note: Photographs and/or video will be taken at University Hospital Foundation events and will be used on the University Hospital Foundation website and event websites and in other publications. By attending one of our events, your image may appear in photographs and video. Thank you.

Donor Office - University of Alberta Hospital

1H1.91 WMC, 8440 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

Donor Office - Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

2A9.006 MAHI, 8440 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

Donor Office - Kaye Edmonton Clinic

1B.120 KEC, 11400 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z1

University Hospital Foundation

Phone: 780-407-7007 | Fax: 780-407-6603
Charitable Registration Number  88900-3240 RR0001


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