JJ’s Legacy Honoree to Participate in 2015 Rose Parade

January 13, 2015 8:53 pm

Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Who: JJ’s Legacy Honoree to Participate in 2015 Rose Parade

What: The Floragraph of Philip Dhanens will be honored at the 2015 Rose Parade on the Donate Life float. The Float features 60 butterflies – one for each life that can be transformed by a single deceased donor – emerging from an open book. The butterflies ascend above 72 volumes adorned with floragraph portraits of deceased donors whose legacies are nurtured by their loved ones. Walking alongside the float are 12 living organ donors whose stories have become intertwined with those of their recipients. The 30 riders seated represent transplant recipients who celebrate the new chapters of their lives made possible only by the generosity of donors.

Every donation of organs, eyes and tissue begins an inspiring story that lives on forever. In their passing, deceased donors open up a world of health, sight and mobility to people in need, while the gifts from living donors release family members, friends and even strangers to live more fully. Grateful transplant recipients are freed to contribute to their families, communities and future generations. Through its endless power to save, heal and transform lives, organ, eye and tissue donation is truly The Never-Ending Story.

Where: Parade is located in Pasadena, CA.

When: Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 8 a.m. PST

About: More than 70 organizations supporting Donate Life America’s life-saving mission participate in the Donate Life Rose Parade float. The 2015 theme, the Never-Ending Story, features butterflies emerging from storybooks to symbolize the enduring power of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. JJ’s Legacy honors the legacy of Jeffrey Johns by educating Kern County
residents and inspiring them to become registered organ and tissue donors, and by providing compassionate support to donor and recipient
families.

Contact: Mira Patel, Marketing + Public Relations, JJ’s Legacy 661-301- 2081, mirathakorpatel@gmail.com

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