Archbold and LifeLink partner for Rose Parade float

Submitted photoPerry Mustian, Archbold president and CEO of Archbold Medical Center, created a rose dedication that will be featured on a float at the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.

Archbold Medical Center has partnered with LifeLink of Georgia to honor and remember those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. On January 1, 2020 at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, the Donate Life Rose Parade float titled “Light in the Darkness” will include a dedication garden made up of roses with handwritten dedications by hospital chief executives across the country, including Perry Mustian, President and CEO of Archbold Medical Center. 

“We’re honored to partner with LifeLink again this year for the Rose Parade float,” said Jessica Burns, AGNP-C, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner.

“We are excited to partner with LifeLink and promote the importance of organ and tissue donation,” said Perry Mustian, president and CEO of Archbold Medical Center. “Our rose dedication signifies our facility’s commitment to encouraging organ and tissue donation registration.”

Since debuting on New Year’s Day in 2004, the Donate Life Rose Parade float is the world’s most visible campaign to inspire people to become organ and tissue donors. In addition to the 40 million viewers who watch the Tournament of Roses Parade on television and along the parade route, hundreds of events are held in cities and towns around the country to complete the “floragraphs,” floral portraits of donors that adorn the float. 

For the thousands of Georgians listed for a life-saving transplant, organ donation offers hope for a longer life. Anyone can be a potential donor, regardless of age or medical history, and a single donor can save or improve the lives of nearly 75 people. 

Visit to register your donation decision. You may also register when obtaining or renewing a driver license or state identification card. 


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