DONATE LIFE KINGDOM DAY PARADE FLOAT
For more than 20 years, thousands of people of various ethnic and racial backgrounds line the streets of South Los Angeles in tribute to the slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the “Kingdom Day Parade.” Televised locally on KABC7, the parade showcases more than 150 floats, 20 drill teams, ten dance groups, celebrities aplenty and the bombastic tunes of a military marching band.
The parade begins on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Western, proceeds westbound to Crenshaw Avenue, turns south and concludes at Vernon Avenue in front of Leimert Park. Dozens of elected officials participate in the parade, and past grand marshals include Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown.
The annual Donate Life Kingdom Day Parade Float campaign inspires people of various ethnic backgrounds to donate life by presenting a positive image for organ and tissue donation and transplantation on an authentic community stage; presenting the “Faces of Donation and Transplantation” to a diverse audience numbering in the tens of thousands; and positioning the Donate Life message alongside respected community organizations and influential public officials.
To Read about the 2010 Kingdom Day Donate Life Float Riders please click HERE
2010 Float Sponsors are listed HERE
To be a float sponsor, please contact Ralph Sutton or phone 213.229.5672
Donate Life Kingdom Day Parade Float - Leaf of Life Program
You have the opportunity to honor a loved one touched by organ and tissue donation by dedicating a Leaf of Life.
Your Leaf of Life will make up the Tree of Life, a prominent feature on the 2010 Donate Life Kingdom Day Parade Float, which will be a meaningful part of the Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade on January 18, 2010.
Each Leaf of Life represents the generosity and spirit of individuals who have been touched by organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
The 2010 float’s symbolic, emotional message and our float riders’ moving stories in the face of adversity send an uplifting message of hope that inspires the multicultural community and provides an answer to Dr. King’s question “what are you doing for others.
For more information on how to dedicate a leaf on the Donate Life Kingdom Day Float please contact Ralph Sutton, or phone 213.229.5672