Looking forward to its return on January 1, 2022, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses is excited to offer the first in a series of sneak previews of floral float entries that will inspire and charm a worldwide audience on New Year’s Day.
Since the first Rose Parade in 1890, each float entry presents a unique theme and visual story that bring their vessel to life. The theme of the 133rd Rose Parade — “Dream. Believe. Achieve.”— is reflected in the official renderings for float participants Donate Life, Lions Club International and Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee.
The three organizations’ longtime Rose Parade participation, totaling 85 entries since 1980, continues with symbolic and spectacular storytelling sure to be embraced by thousands of sideline viewers and millions more watching across the country and around the world drawn to America’s New Year Celebration.
The centerpiece of the 2022 Donate Life float, “Courage to Hope,” is the winged Lion of Venice from Italy’s Piazza San Marco, set amidst the Venetian Gothic architecture of the Doge’s Palace and Venice’s quintessential gondolas and canals.
The Lion speaks to the Courage and Hope shared by donor families who have enabled a legacy through their decision to donate life; transplant candidates awaiting lifesaving and healing organ, eye and tissue donation; and all who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Each year more than 50 organizations nationwide sponsor the float’s life-saving mission, amplifying the Donate Life/Done Vida message to viewers and communities nationwide.