Donate Life Rose Parade Float
Since 2004, the Donate Life float has added an emotional and deeply meaningful dimension to "America's New Year Celebration", the Rose Parade. Proudly coordinated by OneLegacy staff and supported by hundreds of area volunteers, the Donate Life float is the centerpiece of a national media campaign to inspire tens of millions of people throughout the nation and the world to save and heal lives as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Each year, Donate Life's lovingly crafted float features three categories of participants: Riders (all recipients of organs, tissues or corneas), Walkers (all living organ donors), and Floragraph Families (whose loved ones are depicted in dozens of memorial "floragraph" portraits of deceased organ and tissue donors integrated into the float design. The float also features thousands of dedicated roses carrying messages of love, hope and remembrance.
We hope the sincerity and spectacle of Donate Life's annual Rose Parade float entry and the hundreds of news stories chronicling its journey inspire parade spectators and viewers to join the more than 110 million Americans who have registered as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Both of the above opportunities are limited to Donate Life Ambassadors actively volunteering in the OneLegacy service area.)
Families served by OneLegacy's Aftercare program are encouraged to apply to have your deceased loved one memorialized with a OneLegacy-sponsored Floragraph by downloading an application.
To learn how float riders and floragraph honorees are selected across the country, click here.
For more information, visit the official float website at www.donatelifefloat.org.