Rose Bowl Parade – Introduction
On New Year’s Day, the Donate Life Rose Parade float serves as a memorial to organ, eye and tissue donors. It also provides a platform for donor families, living donors and transplant recipients to inspire the world.
It’s seen worldwide by millions of people.
One of the most celebrated traditions on New Year’s Day is to enjoy viewing—either in person—or by watching on TV, the Annual Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California.
Since 2004, the Donate Life Rose Parade floats have served as a memorial to organ, eye and tissue donors. They also serve as a platform for donor families, living donors and transplant recipients to inspire the world to save and heal those in need through the gift of life.
Each year, donors are honored with floral memorial “floragraph” portraits that grace the Donate Life float. A floragraph is a portrait created with floral materials. Each of the individuals portrayed in the floragraphs leave a positive impact on their families, communities, and those they helped.
- FLDRN Took Part in 2013 Rose Bowl Parade
Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network was proud to honor a local organ donor and an organ transplant recipient.
- 2012 Parade Float - Plus Honorees, 2008 Through 2011
FLDRN participated in America's most visible campaign to inspire people to become organ donors, the Rose Bowl Parade.