Rose Parade

City of Hope’s 2022 Rose Parade float wins award

Rose Parade Past President awards

City of Hope’s 48th Rose Parade float was awarded the Past President Award in the 2022 Rose Parade. This was the fourth Rose Parade award given to the world-renowned cancer research and treatment organization.

The float, entitled “Garden of Hopes and Dreams,” spotlights how City of Hope gives people a chance to dream about their future. It highlights the stories of cancer patients who did not let a cancer diagnosis take away their hopes and dreams of a long, happy life. Doctors, nurses and caregivers provided lifesaving treatments and compassionate care.

City of Hope’s float features animated butterflies — symbols of hope and transformation. Whimsical mushrooms represent rebirth after a chaotic time, a metaphor for the battle against cancer and a nod to the dreamed-about end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daffodils, an early springtime flower indicating winter is over, are spread across the float.

City of Hope offers best-in-class cancer care and is quickly expanding. City of Hope now has more than 35 locations and plans to open a cancer center in Irvine, California, in 2022. City of Hope is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the San Gabriel Valley.