Washington Health System CEO signs vial for 2017 Rose Bowl Parade

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Gary Weinstein, president and CEO of Washington Health System, seated, signs the label for a rose vial that will be included on the Donate Life float in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade. Also pictured are Larry Pantuso, vice president of planning and new business development at WHS, and Angela M. Hockman, professional services liaison with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, who holds a mockup of this year’s CORE float
Gary Weinstein, president and CEO of Washington Health System, recently signed a rose vial that will be on the Donate Life Rose Parade float in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade.

It takes 30 roses to cover just one square foot on a Rose Bowl Parade float. Each of the estimated 19 million flowers on display are meticulously positioned within a vial of water. For most of the 42 floats, the vials serve the sole purpose of keeping roses fresh for viewing.

However, the Donate Life float is unique in that each vial is inscribed with dedications and positive affirmations related to the mission of saving and enhancing lives by sharing the gift of life and delivering the message of organ, eye and tissue donation. Continue reading

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