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2012-02-22 13:50:00

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced today that William B. Flinn will assume the role of executive director, effective March 1, 2012. Flinn has been serving as both interim executive director and chief operating officer since September 2011. As executive director, Flinn will be administratively responsible for leading the professional staff and supporting the association's leadership and the 935 volunteers in planning and staging the...

2011-12-31 09:00:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bayer Advanced(TM) Garden of Imagination Rose Parade® float tells the story of the Walheim brothers who grew up working in the family garden near San Francisco and dreamt of what could be. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111231/AT28629 ) The Tournament of Roses' Just Imagine... theme inspired the creation of the Bayer Advanced Garden of...

2011-12-28 08:00:00

Downey Teen's Story Inspires Millions as She Rides the Kaiser Permanente Float in the 2012 Rose Parade on January 2 LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen-year-old Mikayla Minnig is on a mission. Her quest to raise awareness of juvenile arthritis will catapult to a new, global level as she rides the 2012 Kaiser Permanente Rose Parade float on January 2. Mikayla has suffered from a form of juvenile arthritis since the age of 3. Her arthritis immobilizes her...

2011-12-27 09:00:00

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente spreads the word about the health benefits of walking and maintaining an active lifestyle with its 2012 Rose Parade float featuring a whimsical, 28-foot caterpillar with all 10 animated "feet" in motion. The entry, entitled "Every Body Walk!," illustrates Kaiser Permanente's public awareness campaign aimed at getting people up and moving - 30 minutes a day, five days a week for better health and disease...

2011-12-20 07:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AlloSource, (www.allosource.org) a leading developer, processor and distributor of bone and soft-tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures around the world, today announced its sponsorship of a living symbol of the evolving possibilities of tissue transplantation as a float rider aboard the annual Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade®. Susan R. Cossabone, an equine instructor from Egg Harbor City, NJ,...

2011-11-01 15:15:00

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® revealed today that J.R. Martinez, retired soldier, actor and spokesman, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Tournament of Roses festivities. Themed Just Imagine..., the 2012 Rose Parade® presented by Honda celebrates the power of imagination, inspiration and determination to encourage people to reach higher and try harder. (Photo:...

2011-10-28 10:09:00

BOZEMAN and BELGRADE, Mont., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE), a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft material and antimicrobial coatings for medical applications, is sponsoring the 2012 Donate Life Rose Parade® Float entitled "...One More Day." Bacterin and one of its procurement partners are sponsoring a donor family to attend the Rose Parade and will be recognized as one of the florographs that...

2011-10-27 18:08:00

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® crowned the 94th Rose Queen, Drew Washington, today in an official coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank at the Pasadena Convention Center. The event was supported by Royal Court sponsors Macy(*)s and Mikimoto. Queen Drew was officially crowned by the 2012 Tournament of Roses President Richard Jackson. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111027/LA95503) "Queen...

2011-08-18 00:00:42

Two-time kidney transplant recipient Mary Wu, an advocate for kidney disease research and organ donation, will represent UKRO as a rider on the Donate Life float. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 UKRO, a Los Angeles"“based nonprofit charity supporting kidney disease research has announced that two-time kidney transplant recipient Mary H. Wu will represent UKRO as a rider on the Donate Life float in the 2012 Rose Parade. "This is the first time UKRO has sponsored a float rider...

2010-12-24 07:30:00

PASADENA, Calif. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of volunteers will decorate the Bayer Advanced Camelot float with thousands of fresh roses and other flowers as they prepare for the 122nd Rose Parade® on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 11 am ET (8 am PT). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101224/AT21862-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101224/AT21862-b ) The Bayer Advanced Camelot float celebrates the...