The Rose Parade from Pasadena, CA is a New Year's Day tradition known throughout the world. On Jan. 1, 2013, Sally Bixby RN CNOR will become only the second woman in the history of the parade, and the first nurse to preside as President of the Tournament of Roses and Rose Bowl Game.
In honor of this event and to honor the profession of nursing, the Nurses Float 2013 will be in the parade. The float is entitled, A Healing Place. A recent graduate from the Pasadena City College School of Nursing and a student at PCC will ride on the float along with other nurses from Southern California.
Nurses from all over the world have signed up to come and help decorate the float which is being built by Phoenix Decorating. Many of the flowers on the floats have to be put on in the last 24 hours before the parade.
Read more about this historic event at Flowers4theFloat.org where you can make donations, purchase roses in honor of fellow nurses, view photos, get souvenir pins, etc.