Duarte Volunteers Invited to Decorate City

of Hope's 2013 Centennial Rose Float

DUARTE, CA, December 3, 2012 -- City of Hope and City of Duarte have designated Sunday, Dec. 30 "Duarte Day," an opportunity for local volunteers to work on City of Hope's especially significant 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade float.  The world-class biomedical research, treatment and education institution founded in 1913 in Duarte, will officially launch its Centennial festivities as a participant in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.


"Helping to decorate a Rose Parade float that will be seen and enjoyed by millions of parade viewers around the world is a fun and exciting way to kick off the new year. Volunteering to work on the City of Hope float is a great opportunity for our Duarte residents to salute the City of Hope's 100 years of life-saving work," said Deputy City Manager, Karen Herrera.


City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. "The Journey to CURE," theme of City of Hope's 2013 Rose Parade float, depicts a colorful oversize lab.  The float was built by Phoenix Decorating Co.


Decoration site for the City of Hope float is Rosemont Pavilion, 700 Seco St., in Pasadena.  Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age or over.  Opportunities are available for 80 volunteers who will be split into two work shifts of 40 persons each. The first shift will work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second shift from 4 p.m. to completion.  Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, and a commemorative City of Hope Centennial lapel pin. Day of event information packet is available below.


For those who would like to support the City of Hope float decorating efforts, but are unable to volunteer, there is another way to help.  Purchase a rose that will be used on City of Hope's float. Roses can be purchased for $20 each online at www.cityofhope.org/buy a rose. The vial that will contain the rose can also include a personal message.


To volunteer for Duarte Day float decorating, call Karen Herrera at Duarte City Hall and reserve your spot today by calling (626) 357-7931.


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