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They just want to celebrate us survivors.”
The float will be carefully decorated with more than 15,000 flowers. Designed and built by Phoenix Decorating Company, the float measures 25 feet high, 18 feet wide, and 55 feet long, and will weight approximately 25,000 pounds. The float will also feature a daytime fireworks display as it glides along to the song “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees—a song the heart association frequently uses in CPR training to demonstrate the proper rhythm of chest compressions.
As Wilson looks forward to the parade on the first of January, she offers some advice, too.
“I never thought you would hear my name and open heart surgery in the same sentence,” she said. “Start making healthier choices. Start watching what you eat. Start exercising, even if it’s just walking to the mailbox and back. Know your body, because I didn’t know the warning signs of heart disease when I knew that there was something going wrong. Never second guess. It could be a life or death situation.”
Volunteers must sign up at glendalerosefloat.com/volunteer and head to Phoenix Decorating, 835 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena, to lend a hand.
Volunteers can decorate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and again on Dec. 19. They must stay the entire shift.A lack of funding caused Glendale to miss the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade, the first time the community was absent from the parade in a century.
This year, thanks to a contribution from the city and fundraising efforts by the Glendale Rose Float Assn., there will be a 2016 entry named “Getting There Is Half the Fun.”“It’s exciting because we have worked so hard throughout the year to come to this moment, to this float up close and personal,” said Cindy Badell-Slaughter, an association member. She praised the float’s color and said, “It’s beautiful, it’s huge, and it’s very intricate.”Those looking to get a sneak peek at the finished product before New Year’s Day can purchase tickets to a “Bring Back the Float” event and reception. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 22 and can be ordered on the association’s website, glendalerosefloat.com.