The University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees is returning for the 2020 Christmas season, in a new, virtual way! The holidays might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate and support a great cause.
This year, we’re transforming the Festival of Trees into an intimate, personal experience right in the comfort of your own home. Stay safe, get cozy, and enjoy the magic of the Festival.
Don’t let COVID steal the Festival – Sign up to participate in one of our activities below and join in on the Christmas spirit!
The University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees is creating innovative ways for you to experience the magic of Festival, while staying safe and healthy this holiday season. There are wonderful activities for you and your loved ones of all ages to enjoy.
Proceeds from your purchase of the items and experiences below will go to the University Hospital Foundation in support of Alzheimer’s research at the University of Alberta.
Proceeds from the purchase of your raffle ticket will go to the University Hospital Foundation in support of Alzheimer’s research at the University of Alberta.
When you purchase a ticket to the University Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees 50/50 raffle, you win 50% of the jackpot. Remaining net proceeds will go to the University Hospital Foundation in support of Alzheimer’s research at the University of Alberta.
Virtual Visits with Santa
Don’t miss out on your annual tradition of visiting with Santa! Create special memories for your children with either an individual one-on-one video call with Santa or a group video call.
There’s something wonderful about reading stories, and when they’re being read by Mrs. Claus they’re even more magical. Children can still enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus by watching pre-recorded stories while they are cozy at home.
Delight in the spirit of the Festival of Trees… delivered right to your home! Each Festival in a Box contains a curated, exclusive collection of items to help you celebrate the holiday season! Choose from two boxes: the children’s box and the adult’s box.
Each year, the Festival of Trees features an incredible online auction and this year is no exception. We have cultivated more than 150 items that you will be able to bid on in November 2020. There’s something for everyone. These items are sure to help you get in the festive spirit. Check them out now and start making your lists.
Researchers at the University of Alberta Hospital, led by renowned neurologist and researcher Dr. Jack Jhamandas, believe they have found a way to restore memory for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
In their study, they found that mice with Alzheimer’s disease showed considerable memory improvement after receiving daily injections of a particular string of amino acids, or peptide.
The next step for these researchers is to develop a pill form of the chemical compound that can be used in clinical trials. This work has already begun, but this critical phase is time consuming and extremely costly.
This research could change the lives of millions of Canadians and people all over the world. In Alberta alone, an estimated 75,000 people are affected by Alzheimer’s – these are patients, family members and care takers. Based on recent population trends, that number is only going to increase.
Your generous support will allow Dr. Jhamandas and his team to begin human clinical trials sooner, and move much closer to neutralizing the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can make Alzheimer’s disease a mere memory.
Over the last 35 years the Festival of Trees has raised over $22 million for the University Hospital Foundation, and has impacted every area of care at the University of Alberta Hospital, from heart care at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, to brain care with the Stroke Ambulance, from trauma and emergency care to transplants.
Last year, Festival of Trees brought Osseointegration, the most advanced procedure in the world for attaching prosthetic limbs, to the University of Alberta Hospital, making it the first hospital in western Canada to offer the procedure. Funds raised will support the cost of the implants, and the essential research program to track the outcomes and health economic implications of introducing this new procedure in Alberta.
The University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees is going virtual this year and organizers hope Albertans will support a medical breakthrough.Read More
The University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees is going virtual this year and organizers hope Albertans will support a medical breakthrough.
Don’t let COVID steal Christmas! Enjoy the magic of the Festival from the comfort of your own home.Read More
Don’t let COVID steal Christmas! Enjoy the magic of the Festival from the comfort of your own home.