2013 Rose Parade Float Rendering Unveiled
Donate Life America has unveiled its rendering for the 2013 Donate Life Rose Parade Float. The colorful design seeks to inspire Americans to join donation advocates on their Journeys of the Heart and become registered donors. The float will transport 30 riders representing deceased donors, living donors and transplant recipients through a heart-filled world encompassing life’s highs and lows.
The ups and downs of life teach us many lessons, with those experienced through organ and tissue donation and transplantation being among the most profound. Donor families pass through grief on the way to peace and remembrance; living donors step forward to give love and life to others; and transplant recipients courageously move forward from harrowing illness to health and gratitude. Though our paths vary from the places we start, we are all connected on our Journeys of the Heart.
Inspired by the 2013 Rose Parade® theme “Oh, The Places You'll Go!™,” the 10th annual Donate Life Rose Parade Float entry will showcase 72 memorial floragraph portraits of deceased donors. The float's collection of joyful hearts — representing the new life made possible by transplantation — will be grounded by a reverent dedication garden filled with roses bearing personal messages honoring those who make the gift of life possible. The journey will peak with intertwined red and purple hearts representing the love and courage that define humanity at its best.
We join Donate Life America in urging people to be among America's 105 million registered donors so that everyone whose life depends on a transplant can have one. Sign up as an organ, eye and tissue donor here or when renewing your driver's license through the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.