Since 1985, the University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees has brought families and friends together to celebrate the season, create lasting memories and support critically important causes at the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) site.
As always, at the core of Festival is our tireless volunteers who commit countless hours and unmeasurable dedication, year after year, to the University Hospital Foundation’s largest fundraising, and friendraising, event of the year.
The success of Festival of Trees speaks for itself – over $23 million raised, supporting causes as far-ranging and life-saving as Gamma Knife radiosurgery and expanding the cardiovascular intensive care unit at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute to making life better for people living with end-stage kidney disease with the opening of the West Edmonton Kidney Care clinic.
This year, funds raised at the Festival of Trees will support a new Neuro Rehabilitation Innovation Centre at the University of Alberta Hospital. For patients with debilitating brain and spinal cord injuries, early access to advanced rehabilitation is critical to recovery. It’s also hard to get. Currently, the wait to be transferred to an inpatient rehab facility is between two weeks to a month.
With your support, we are going to provide these patients with early access to innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technology – getting them the care they need when they need it the most.