Officials have announced the winning floats of the 124th
Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Parade and Kaiser Permanente's eighth Rose
Parade® entry has been awarded the Theme Trophy for excellence in
presenting parade theme.
"Kaiser Permanente is honored to have received this year's Theme
trophy," said Benjamin
K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP, group president for Kaiser
Permanente Southern California and Kaiser
Permanente Hawaii. "And we are especially grateful to our float
decorators, the more than 500 Kaiser Permanente employees who
volunteered their time and dedication, coming from as far as Maryland
and Ohio, to be a part of this time-honored event."
"Oh, the Healthy Things You Can Do!" was brought to life by builders Tim
Estes and Jim Hynd of Fiesta Parade Floats, and float designer Raul R.
Rodriguez. All past Kaiser Permanente float entries produced by the same
dynamic trio have won awards, including the Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy
in 2012; the Director's Trophy in 2011, 2008, 2006; the Extraordinaire
Trophy for the "most spectacular" float in 2010; the Tournament Special
Trophy in 2009 and the President's Trophy in 2007.
A three-member judging panel, comprised of civic and floral industry
leaders, is appointed by the Tournament of Roses Judging Committee to
evaluate the floats within a range of classifications. Scores are based
on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic
merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color
presentation, and dramatic impact.
Featuring the Cat in the Hat, Sally and Conrad, Thing One and Thing Two,
and Karlos K. Krinklebein the fish, from the best-selling Dr. Seuss
Enterprises, L.P. books, movies, and educational programs, the goal of
the float is get people energized, moving and ready to start the New
™ & © Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. 2012. All rights reserved. Used by
About Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health
care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care
providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission
is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve
the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently
serve more than 3.5 million members in Southern California. Care for
members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by
their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our
expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by
industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion,
disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class
chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care
innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of
community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.
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