Former SF Giant Barry Bonds made a surprise visit to the University of California, San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital to cheer up staff, patients and the families of children receiving treatment.
Bonds, the all-time home run leader in Major League Baseball, visited the Barry Bonds Family Foundation Playroom on June 23 before heading to the hospital to cheer up sick children.
“UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is thrilled to have the ongoing support of Barry Bonds and the Barry Bonds Family Foundation,” said Kimberly Scurr, interim executive director of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. “Through Barry’s generosity, our playroom has been completely renovated and is one of the most popular spaces in the hospital. A frequent visitor to the hospital, Barry has developed close ties with our kids, families and staff over the years, and has put smiles on the faces of many young patients.”
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital tries to create an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the forefront of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital. For more information, visit the website at http://www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org.