LoHud. com | Terrance Corcorantorcoria
Mary Wu, 29, will head to Pasadena, Calif., to ride on the float of the UKRO, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization supporting medical research related to the prevention, treatment and eradication of all types of kidney disease. The nationally televised parade will be held Jan. 2.
“I am very excited about representing UKRO at the Rose Parade, and I’m proud to have been chosen by such a respected organization,” Wu said. “Research is hugely important. I owe so much to my organ donors and their families — in every article I write, every registry drive I advocate for and every event where I speak publicly about my life story, they’re there with me. But I also look forward to the day when advances in research can make organ donation a thing of the past.”