Alzheimer's Express at the Tournament of Roses Parade (Rose Bowl)
Posted Dec 30 2010 1:27pm
I'll try and catch the Alzheimer's Express in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years day. Most of us can catch the parade on television. The float is scheduled to appear on television between 12 and 12:30 PM ET.
Hopefully, we can find a good video of the Alzheimer's Express.
By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room
"The Boomer Express" float, is a locomotive created from purple strawflowers, iris and other blooms. The float, a joint collaboration with drugmaker Pfizer (PFE) and the Alzheimer's Association, is the group's first-ever entry in the parade.
The float, part of the Tournament of Roses Parade, aims to get Americans onboard in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
Onboard will be people in the early stages of Alzheimer's, as well as family and friends touched by the disease. A whistle will blow every 70 seconds to indicate another person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.