Representatives and Patient Ambassadors Ride on Float
Friday, December 27, 2013
The Rose Parade® will be broadcast live in the U.S. beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST (11 a.m. EST,) on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Broadcast partners include ABC, NBC, HGTV, Hallmark Channel and more. Please check your local broadcast listings for more information. Shriners Hospitals for Children® will be participating with its float titled Love to the rescue® and its parade order is #59 after the Harlem Globetrotters.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is proud to participate in the annual Rose Parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “Dreams Come True.” For more than 90 years, the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations have helped to make dreams come true by transforming the lives of children through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research, and outstanding medical education.
Shriners Hospitals for Children’s float, titled “Love to the rescue,” embodies the Rose Parade’s theme through the representation of a 24- foot bear, which is proudly wearing the iconic Shriner’s Fez and a super hero cape. Teddy bears are used in hospitals every day to aid the healing process of their patients. This is just one way the hospitals send “Love to the rescue.”
Riding on the “Love to the rescue” float will be representatives from Shriners Hospitals for Children: Imperial Sir John Cinotto and First Lady Margaret and Imperial Sir Gary Dunwoody and former First Lady Wanda; as well as two patients, Olivia Stamps and Brendon Wiseley who exemplify the hospital’s mission. Olivia and Brendon know first-hand what it’s like to see their dreams come true thanks to the exceptional care provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Olivia Stamps was born with cerebral palsy, which affects her mobility. At the age of 10 she now has a perfect walking gait, runs, dances, and bikes with her friends thanks to Shriners Hospitals for Children’s clinical movement analysis lab. Olivia was treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, SC.
Brendon Wiseley was 7 and a junior car racer when he lost his foot and ankle in an accident involving a lawn mower. Shriners Hospitals for Children’s expert prosthetics staff helped his dream of getting back on the track become a reality. Today he is 12 and is behind the wheel doing what he loves. Brendon was treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, LA.
Thank you for tuning in to support Shriners Hospitals for Children on parade day!