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JOIN LIFESHARE AS WE UNVEIL THIS YEAR'S ROSE PARADE HONOREES
Join LifeShare of Oklahoma as they unveil the floral portraits of two Oklahomans that will be honored in this year’s national Rose Parade. Sandy Pekrul, of Enid, and Hance Henrie, of Owasso, will be representing Oklahoma in the Donate Life Rose Parade Float on New Year’s Day.
LifeShare is the organ procurement organization in Oklahoma responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes.
Every year, LifeShare of Oklahoma helps sponsor the Donate Life Float in the Tournament of Roses Parade to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation. As a sponsor, LifeShare is able to send one recipient to ride the float and one donor portrait to be honored on the float. This year, the Aidan Hooper Foundation and Promathera Biosciences are allowing LifeShare to send an additional donor portrait and recipient to be honored on the float.
Join us as we unveil the Oklahomans who will be honored in floragraphs on the float.
WHAT: Floragraph Honoree Ceremony
WHERE: The Table Church
1883 S. Cherokee St.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2:00 PM
PHOTOS: There will be several opportunities for great photos and videos at the event.
INTERVIEWS: The families of Sandy Pekrul, donor, and Hance Henrie, donor, will be available for interviews.
OTHER: B-roll footage available
The 2019 Donate Life Rose Parade Float, Rhythym of the Heart, highlights the musical diversity and rhythms of Africa. Djembe drums from Senegal, along with a Kuba drum from the Congo will carefully integrate 44 floral portraits in their beautiful design, honoring the brave lives of deceased donors. Overlooking the floragraphs is a dramatic double Senufo mask from the Ivory Coast that gives thanks to ancestors and remembers those who have gone before. The double face suggests male, and female, past, and present generations, as well as the interconnectedness of all of those who have been touched by the power of donation.