'Treasure Life's Journey' at 2016 Rose Parade Aboard the 13th Annual Donate Life Float

Pasadena Now 

Gift of Life Celebrated by Organ Donors and Recipients—Walking, Riding and Honored In Memoriam with Brilliant ‘Floragraph’ Images

The 13th annual Donate Life float in the January 1, 2016 Rose Parade teaches us all to “Treasure Life’s Journey,” the theme of this year’s float. The float will feature 52 men and 44 women whose own journeys have been touched by the incredible gift of organ donation and transplantation.

The float will feature:
• 24 riders, who are organ and tissue recipients (or, in a few cases, are family members representing loved ones who were transplant recipients)
• 12 walkers, ordinary men and women who made the remarkable but increasingly widespread choice of donating a kidney to a family member or even a stranger
• and 60 “floragraphs,” portraits made from flowers depicting deceased donors whose legacies are celebrated by their loved ones.

“The act of organ and tissue donation weaves together a tapestry of donors and recipients, of hope and remembrance, and beloved family and friends who live on through the most miraculous of gifts,” said Tom Mone, Chairman of the Donate Life float committee and CEO of OneLegacy, the nonprofit organ, eye and tissue recovery organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. “The riders, walkers and floragraph honorees who will accompany the 13th annual Donate Life float each have an amazing story to tell. With over 123,000 people waiting on the national transplant list today, we hope that these honorees will inspire millions more to register as organ donors.”  Continue reading
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