Thousands of people attended “The Concert For Kids” tonight in San Francisco, a fundraiser that will benefit UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
The fourth annual event took place at AT&T Park on a Brown United stage. Headliners for this year’s event included Grammy-award winning rockers Green Day, Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famers Blondie and local rapper MC Hammer.
The concert is an important part of the hospitals’ efforts to provide a host of programs to sick children and their families from all over the world. Previous concerts have raised $10 million, and this year’s event has already garnered $6 million in sponsorships, according to Juliana Bunim, Senior Public Information Representative at UCSF.
In addition to raising funds for current programming, money generated from the concert will also go toward building a new state of the art home for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at the university’s Mission Bay campus, slated to open February 1, 2015.