November 5, 2018
In 2019, National Easterseals will celebrate 100 years of being an indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities! Stay tuned to learn about some of the ways Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore (our local affiliate of National Easterseals) will help celebrate the 100th. In the meantime, we have some exciting news about the national celebration!
To kick off the national celebration, Easterseals will have our first ever float in the 2019 Rose Parade® presented by Honda in Pasadena, California on New Year’s Day. Our float is themed ‘Celebrating Easterseals. 100 Years of Disability Services.’
“We are all looking forward to sharing our mission and legacy with millions of television viewers who tune in to the parade worldwide as well as those who attend the parade in Pasadena,” said Mark Whitely, CEO, Easterseals Southern California.
The float will feature a 20-foot tall, three tiered cake with stylized icons of people representing disability inclusion decorating each layer. Surrounded by animated pinwheels and festive decorations, the cake will be topped with flickering candles displaying the number 100. There will also be gifts on the float representing Easterseals’ work to help people with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in their local communities.
Float riders will be individuals from across the nation who have benefited from Easterseals services and whose stories represent the impact Easterseals has on millions of individuals with disabilities over the past 100 years alongside staff members whose work has also impacted lives.