Special Programs

Tournament of Roses Parade

Each New Year's Day, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena, California, USA, home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. It's a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. It's America's New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years.

The Donate Life Float

On January 1, 2018, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float will make its 15th appearance in the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena. NJ Sharing Network and our generous partners, Bridge to Life and Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes, will once again sponsor three donor families and a transplant recipient to attend the multi-day festivities. 

From the grandstands, family members of donors Reinaldo Garcia, Luke Bautista and Jared Colon will view the float adorned with floragraphs honoring their loved ones. Kidney and pancreas transplant recipient, Michael Strusiak, will ride the float representing all New Jersey residents who have received a second chance at life through donation.

Rose Parade Float 2018

From construction to Parade day! A 5 month time lapse of the 2017 Donate Life Rose Parade float.

Rose Parade