What began as the vision of lung recipient Gary Foxen has evolved into a national tradition for the entire donation and transplantation community.

Like many great ideas, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float began as the inspiration of one person. Read about the float's origins and early challenges.

January 1, 2014 was our day to "Light Up the World" with our sixth award-winner, and third Theme Trophy, in seven years.

On New Year's Day 2013, we were all connected on our "Journeys of the Heart."

Donate Life's award-winning tribute to the preciousness of time brought "...One More Day" of inspiration to the world.

The Theme Trophy-winning "Seize the Day!" built dreams, friendships and memories on New Year's Day 2011.

"New Life Rises" and its soaring phoenix won the Theme Trophy for excellence in presenting the 2010 Rose Parade theme, "A Cut Above the Rest".

Donate Life's sixth parade entry showed its "star" power by winning the Queens Trophy for most effective use of roses.

Donate Life's fifth parade entry took 'Flight' by winning the Special Judges' Trophy for showmanship and dramatic impact.

On New Year's Day 2007, "Giving From The Heart" showed the very best of Our Good Nature.

Our 2006 Rose Parade float entry showed how a life touched by organ and tissue donation is a "Life Transformed".

With a parade under our belt, the second year brought new touches, a special relationship with the Kodak float, and unique pairings of rider families.

The inaugural Donate Life float created a bridge over which an extraordinary group of pioneer float riders and partners journeyed. Visit the "Newsroom" to view the photographic journal of the first year.