With a fluffy teddy bear of light and dark beau mums and fuzzy paws of natural dry cordon puffs, rose-bordered hearts and riders nestled on a bed of roses and carnations, Shriners Hospitals for Children won the Tournament Volunteers Trophy in the 2015 Rose Parade. The award is given for Best Floral Design of Parade Theme for Floats under 35 feet.
“Love to the Rescue,” designed by Art Aguirre and built by Phoenix Decorating Company, presents the symbol of comfort and love, the teddy bear, and brings the message of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children that provide care for more than 100,000 children every year.
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The bear wears the red fez with the Shriners International icon, and has the heart-shaped icon of the hospitals emblazoned on its chest. The flying cape turns the bear into a superhero, flying to the rescue of children in need of healing, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
Shriners Hospitals for Children provide innovative pediatric specialty care and engage in research and medical education. The facilities are located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, giving advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
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