2017 Rose Parade Participants Will Be “Teammates in Life” Aboard the 14th Annual Donate Life Rose Parade® Float

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LOS ANGELES--()--The 14th annual Donate Life float depicts a spectacular Polynesian-style catamaran that will sail the streets of Pasadena during the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, January 2, 2017. This year’s theme, Teammates in Life, reminds us that no one succeeds alone and that we all thrive by working together. The float will feature 96 men, women and children who have given and received the gift of life, the most selfless act one can show to another.
“Lifesaving and healing organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation is a dramatic example of how we are all teammates in life.”
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The 2017 Donate Life Rose Parade® FloatTeammates in Life, will feature:
  • 24 riders, who are organ and tissue recipients, and, in some cases, family members representing loved ones who were transplant recipients.
  • 12 walkers, including living donors and recipients as well as one of the doctors who has helped hundreds of patients with a second chance at life through organ donation.
  • 60 floragraphs that will adorn the sails of the catamaran. These are floral portraits made from organic materials and depicting donors who gave the ultimate gift of life to others after their passing.
“This year’s theme, ‘Teammates in Life’ shares the incredibly powerful message that when we choose to take care of one another through life’s journey, pay it forward, and honor those who have helped us on this journey, we, our families, our communities, and the world are richer,” 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. “Lifesaving and healing organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation is a dramatic example of how we are all teammates in life.Continue reading

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