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Kaiser Permanente’s 2022 Rose Parade Float Celebrates “A Healthier Future”

Honoring Today’s Health Care Heroes and Those Making a Difference for Tomorrow

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 11:28 am
Kaiser Permanente Rose Parade Float Branding – Rendering (Click on image to enlarge)

Kaiser Permanente’s 2022 Rose Parade® float theme, “A Healthier Future,” celebrates the dedication and talents of our health care heroes and the possibilities that exist when passionate people come together to use their expertise for the greater good. The float embodies the 2022 Tournament of Roses® parade theme, “Dream. Believe. Achieve.,” a celebration that childhood dreams become careers that make the world a better place.

This year, Kaiser Permanente’s 16th annual float entry features four children exploring, imagining, and daring to dream about one day making a difference in the world. The child with the stethoscope caring for the teddy bear “Booster,” embodies the dream of one day becoming nurses and doctors. The child reading a book represents researchers like those whose work helped uncover medical advancements such as the COVID-19 vaccine. The child with a telescope pays homage to the innovators like those at the Garfield Center imagining the future of health care. The child in a lab coat with scientific instruments represents the students at Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in Pasadena who are the next generation of care givers.

“We at Kaiser Permanente are committed to contributing to a world where all people and communities thrive, and everyone has what they need to live a healthy, joyful life,” said Greg Adams, chair and chief executive officer, Kaiser Permanente. “We truly believe this dream is possible, and we’ve made it our mission to achieve it — by delivering tomorrow’s health care, today.”

As one of the nation’s leading health care providers, Kaiser Permanente’s team of physicians, nurses, and employees partner every day to ensure they are offering the highest quality of health services to members and the communities it serves. The Kaiser Permanente employees riding the float this year embody the dreams of the children you see depicted on the float. They include researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses and frontline workers – who were once the children dreaming about their futures in health care.

Also included on the float is “Booster the Bear” to thank the millions of people who received COVID-19 vaccines at Kaiser Permanente, and to provide a friendly reminder to all to get vaccinated and receive follow-up booster shots. The “out-walkers” alongside the float include Kaiser Permanente frontline heroes that served our communities over the last 20 months during the pandemic. They truly represent the best of Kaiser Permanente and have helped all to have, “A Healthier Future.”

Float Designer and Builder:

“A Healthier Future,” Kaiser Permanente’s 16th Rose Parade float entry, was designed and built by Fiesta Parade Floats.

Kaiser Permanente Rose Parade History and Background:

Kaiser Permanente’s past float entries have received numerous awards, including the Wrigley Legacy Award (2020) for most outstanding display of floral presentation, float design and entertainment; the Grand Marshal’s Trophy (2016); Judges’ Special Trophy for the most spectacular in showmanship and dramatic impact (2015); Theme Trophy for excellence in presenting the parade theme (2013); Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for the most beautiful float entry from a non-commercial sponsor (2014, 2012); Director’s Trophy for most artistic merit in design and floral presentation (2011, 2008, 2006); Extraordinaire Trophy for the “most spectacular” float longer than 55 feet (2010); Tournament Special Trophy for exceptional merit in multiple classifications (2009); and President’s Trophy for most effective floral use and presentation (2007).

For additional information about the 2022 Rose Parade, please visit the Tournament of Roses website. For more information about the Kaiser Permanente Rose Parade Float, “A Healthier Future,” please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Kaiser Permanente

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, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.5 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group 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, visit

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and The Rose Parade® presented by Honda

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members supply more than 80,000 hours of human power, which will drive the success of 133rd Rose Parade, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.,” on Saturday, January 1, 2022, followed by the 108th Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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