Rose Parade Float

For the 46th year, City of Hope participated in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. This year's theme for the Rose Parade was "Making a Difference." The 2018 float, themed “Transforming Lives with Hope,” reflects the myriad ways that City of Hope is more than just a medical center. It is a beacon of hope for patients diagnosed with devastating diseases. City of Hope’s physicians, researchers and scientists not only treat today’s patients, but do everything they can to transform the cancer care of the future. By uniting science and medicine through collaboration between doctors and scientists, City of Hope is able to develop innovative therapies that bring people back from the brink and make families whole again.
This year, ten patients celebrated the new year on City of Hope’s float. Whether it’s a firefighter assisting strangers, a young man donating platelets to help the many cancer patients in need of a transfusion, a cancer survivor who advocates for others to get the critical medical care they need, or a Division I college baseball player try to bring awareness to cancer, these patients are “paying it forward” by offering hope and inspiration to others.

The 2017 Rose Parade riders