Marriott Bay Area Business Council set for Torch Relay Benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals
The St. Regis San Francisco is pleased to announce its support for the annual Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a local 5k marathon benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland that will take place Sunday, October 6 starting at Oracle Park. The St. Regis General Manager Jacqueline Volkart serves as Chair of the Marriott Bay Area Business Council, a coalition of more than 100 Marriott properties in the Bay Area which are organizing and sponsoring The San Francisco Torch Relay.
The Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a unique multi-day event where participants can walk or run a segment of The Torch Relay at events throughout the country to raise money for their local CMN Hospital, locally, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. Since its beginnings in 2002, The Torch Relay has raised more than $15 million for children’s hospitals across the country.
“I am delighted to be part of the Marriott Bay Area Business Council team that has brought this event to San Francisco,” said Jacqueline Volkart. In her capacity as Chair of the Marriott Bay Area Business Council, together with Yoke Yong, Chair of the Next-Gen, BABC brought the first Torch Relay to San Francisco in 2018. “It’s an inspiring event on so many levels. The Torch Relay helps build and strengthen a community of people who support our local hospitals. Everyone can do a little something to help, whether they walk, run, volunteer or donate. And, all of the funds we raise are kept local, helping Bay Area kids and their families meet health challenges.”
The Marriott Bay Area Business Council is comprised of the leadership from more than 100 Marriott hotels in the Bay Area. As Chair of the Council and General Manager of the St. Regis San Francisco, Ms. Volkart helps lead several projects that give back to the local community, including The San Francisco Torch Relay, Coastal Cleaning, Earth Hour and Earth Day, Women in Leadership Series, SF Love our City, Cultural Days, Oakland Pride, Bridges and HARF, among many others.
The San Francisco Torch Relay will be held on Sunday, October 6 starting and finishing at Oracle Park. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the relay begins at 10:00 a.m. and includes a walk/run along the waterfront of San Francisco’s Embarcadero. For more information and to register or donate, please visit The San Francisco Torch Relay.
The St. Regis San Francisco opened in November 2005, introducing a new dimension of luxury and timeless elegance to the city of San Francisco. The 40-story landmark building, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, includes 100 private residences rising 19 levels above the 260-room St. Regis Hotel. From legendary butler service, “anticipatory” guest care and impeccable staff training to the signature Remède Spa, luxurious amenities and interior design by Yabu Pushelberg of Toronto, The St. Regis San Francisco delivers an unmatched guest experience. The St. Regis San Francisco is located at 125 Third Street. Telephone: 415.284.4000. Website: stregissanfrancisco.com