2019 Donate Life Rose Parade Float to Celebrate “The Melody of Life” With Special Theme Inspired by the Music and Traditions of African Cultures


70 Honorees Who Have Been Touched by Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Will Ride or Walk Beside the Float and Cross the Streets of Pasadena on January 1, 2019

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of Donate Life Month’s celebrations, this past weekend OneLegacy unveiled the Donate Life Rose Parade® float’s design in front of over 12,000 cheering participants, who attended the 16th Annual Donate Life Run/Walk in Southern California. The float will be part of the 2019 Tournament of Roses parade that will take place in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day.
2019 Donate Life Rose Parade Float to celebrate "The Melody of Life" with special theme inspired by the music and traditions of African culture.Tweet this
The theme for the 130th Rose Parade is “The Melody of Life,” which celebrates music (the universal language). Two-time organ recipient and the Tournament of Roses’ first African-American President Gerald Freeny envisioned the parade’s theme. “Music has the power to not only bring us together but take us back to memories and moments as nothing else can,” said Freeny. “Rhythm, melody, harmony and color all come together to create the soundtrack that defines our lives.”

With this in mind, the 2019 Donate Life float’s theme, “Rhythm of the Heart,” depicts an exciting design that invites parade audiences to experience the music of Africa in a vibrant, colorful float that features musical instruments and cultural artifacts that represent different African countries and cultures. Award-winning float designer Charles Meier created the float’s beautiful design, and Fiesta Parade Floats will produce it this year. Continue reading