Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2017 Donate Life Float Depicts Spectacular Polynesian Catamaran, Celebrates Organ Donors and Recipients as "Teammates in Life"

DONATE LIFE ROSE FLOAT 

Float Inspires Rose Parade Viewers to Register as Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donors and Reminds Us All That Teamwork Is the Key to Success 



LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 03, 2016) - On behalf of sponsors and honorees across the United States, last weekend at the Donate Life Run/Walk in Southern California OneLegacy unveiled the design for the Donate Life float that will be entered in the 2017 Tournament of Roses parade. The float is the centerpiece of a national effort of more than 50 organizations to reach a broad audience with the simple, life-giving message that organ, eye, and tissue donation saves and heals lives.

This year's entry, Teammates in Life, reflects the parade's theme "Echoes of Success" by reminding us that no one succeeds alone. We all thrive by working together and pulling in the same direction. Donors save the lives of grateful recipients and help families heal, and it is the large community of registered donors that makes it possible to save thousands of lives across the country each year.

The 2017 float depicts a spectacular Polynesian catamaran, which will be propelled by a team of 24 organ, eye, and tissue transplant recipients rowing in unison with strength gained from their donors. The sails of the vessel will feature 60 floral portraits of donors interwoven with Polynesian designs and patterns. Just as the donors' gifts empower the lives of others, the sails help power the catamaran on its journey. Sixteen living donors will walk alongside the float carrying flowers in celebration of the life they have given to others and the quality of life they continue to enjoy themselves. The ocean waves will showcase 1,000 white Akito roses, individually dedicated in memory of specific donors. Vibrant i'iwi and 'amakihi birds perch amongst a lush landscape of tropical flowers and palm trees while a pair of tikis, representing light and life, abundance and peace, peer out of the jungle. The float will exude life with colorful, exotic blooms grown in Hawaii especially for the occasion. Continue reading
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