Donate Life Rose Parade® Float

2007Float Fact Sheet

Group Name:Donate Life

Float Theme:Giving From The Heart

Why was this theme chosen?

Generous donor families look beyond the loss of their loved one to give life to another, while living donors give part of themselves to help others in need. A concern and love for others that allows such a profound gift to be offered comes from the very core of our being – from the heart.

How does our theme relate to the Parade theme, Our Good Nature?

There is no greater example of Our Good Nature and compassion for others than “Giving From The Heart” and donating life to others in need.

Float Music:“Wherever You Will Go” by The Calling

Years in the Rose Parade:4

Float Builder:Phoenix Decorating Co.

Larry Palmer, Media Liaison

(626) 793-3174 – Fax (626) 793-7187

Phone Dec. 25 - Jan. 1: (626) 375-1025


Float Designer's Name: Dave Pittman

Float Description:

Donate Life’s fourth Rose Parade float carries 23 riders – each of whom has donated organs, tissue or blood so that others might live – and is laden with symbolism: the eight colorful gift boxes represent the lives that can be saved by a single organ donor; fifty bouquets signify the lives that can be saved or enhanced by a single tissue donor; and the red ribbon’s three loops represent the lives that can be touched through a single blood donation. The heart at the front of the float is filled with a “Family Circle” garden of roses “dedicated” by families and organizations touched by donation and transplantation. The tags on the gifts are presented in English, Spanish and Chinese, carrying the message of good nature around the world. Donate Life encourages parade viewers to register as organ and tissue donors in your state and donate blood in your community.

Construction Dimensions:17’H x 18’W x 50’L

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Donate Life Rose Parade® Float
2007Float Fact Sheet (cont’d)

Flowering Details:

Flowering details TBA.


Float Riders:

The Donate Life Rose Parade® Float will feature 23people from 11 states and Canadaincluding family members of organ and tissue donors, living kidney and liver donors, and a blood donor.

Participating Organization Information:

Donate Life is a not-for-profit alliance of local affiliates and national organizations dedicated to inspiring all people to donate life through organ and tissue donation. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life in every corner of the country are in need of life-saving and life-enhancing gifts of life possible only through organ, tissue blood donation. The float’s national campaign is coordinated by OneLegacy, the federally designated transplant donor network serving Southern California, and supported by more than 50 organizations nationwide.

Special Interest Information:

  • Participating in the decoration of the Donate Life float will be hundreds of donor family members celebrating their loved ones and transplant recipients honoring their donors.
  • The logos on each side of the Donate Life will again be presented both in English and in Spanish (“Done Vida”) – a bilingual first introduced in the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade.
  • The Donate Life float carries eight living kidney donors and two living liver donors.
  • For the first time, the 2007 Donate Life float carries Chinese,Filipino and Native American float riders as well as riders from Arkansas, Georgia and Canada.

Participant Contact:Bryan Stewart, OneLegacy

(213) 229-5650 – Fax (213) 229-5601

Phone Dec. 25 - Jan. 1: (213) 400-8304

221 South Figueroa Street, Suite 500 Los Angeles, CA90012 (213) 229-5600 Fax (213) 229-5601