ALMH dedicates rose for the Rose Bowl Parade
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[December 30, 2013]
On Jan. 1, the 125th Rose
Parade, themed "Dreams Come True," will feature floral floats,
spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along
Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif. This year, Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital is proud to play a role in the parade with a
dedicated rose on the Donate Life float.
Since 2004, the Donate Life Rose Parade float has inspired people
throughout the nation and the world to save and heal lives as organ,
eye and tissue donors. Each year about 28,000 organ transplants in
the U.S. save lives and strengthen families and communities, while
hundreds of thousands of people receive donated corneas and tissue
to prevent or cure blindness, heal burns, save limbs and restore
Donate Life's Rose Parade float carries a contingent of
riders — transplant recipients, living donors and family
members of deceased donors — dozens of memorial "floragraph"
portraits of deceased organ and tissue donors integrated into the
float design, and thousands of dedicated roses with messages of
love, hope and remembrance.
Mark Morris from Gift of Hope and Troy Reddick from Saving Sight,
formerly known as Heartland Lions Eye Banks, joined ALMH President
and CEO Dolan Dalpoas for the rose dedication. The handwritten
message from Dalpoas states: "ALMH pledges our commitment and
support of organ donation."
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"Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is proud to be a partner
for organ donation," Dalpoas said. "As transplant waiting lists
expand, we are committed to giving hope to those in need of
lifesaving organ and tissue transplants and supporting families
through the process of donation."
ALMH is a critical-access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive
in Lincoln and affiliated with Memorial Health System. For more
information, visit www.almh.org.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]