MEDIA AVAILABILITY with 2017 Rose Parade® Orlando Tribute Float Riders Sat. Dec. 31st & Sun. Jan 1st @ Fiesta

Float Riders from AHF & Impulse Group United’s ‘To Honor & Remember Orlando’ float will be available for media interviews on Saturday, Dec. 31st, by arrangement, and Sunday, Jan. 1st, 12:15pm—or immediately following the float judging.

In the wake of the attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in June that left 49 dead and scores injured, AHF is dedicating its entry in the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda to honor the memory of those lost to the senseless violence as well as survivors, families and loved ones. Three survivors of the attack, the owner of the club and community members involved in the recovery and healing efforts in Orlando will ride on the float.

LOS ANGELES--()--For the sixth year in a row, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in partnership with its affiliated organization, Impulse Group United, will take part in the Rose Parade with a float this year that honors the memory of the 49 individuals lost to the violence in the senseless attack on the Pulse Nightclub and LGBTQ community in Orlando.

Three survivors of the attack, Victor Baez, Isaiah Henderson and Jahqui Sevilla, whose coach was killed in the attack, will ride on the float. Other riders include Barbara Poma, cofounder and owner of the club as well as four community members involved in the recovery and healing efforts in Orlando; Patty Sheehan, an openly gay Orlando City Commissioner, who has been a vocal and passionate voice in the community and around the tragedy; Joel Morales, an HIV testing counselor and lead case worker for many of the survivors and families; and Corey Lyons and Gustavo Marrero, the president and vice president, respectively, of Impulse Group Orlando, both of whom played a significant role in the Orlando community after the attack.

The float is titled, ‘To Honor and Remember Orlando.’

   
What:

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: AHF & Impulse Group United’s Orlando Tribute Rose Parade® Float Riders avail. to speak with media

 
When:

Saturday, December 31st (Saturday Morning, by arrangement)

Sunday, January 1st (12:15pm, or immediately following float judging)

 

Where:

Fiesta Parade Floats

16016 Avenida Padilla
Irwindale, CA 91702

 

Irwindale Ave exit off the #210 Fwy East, then R @ 1st light, then R, & R

Contacts

AHF
Ged Kenslea
Senior Director, Communications
+1.323.791.5526 [mobile]
+1.323.308.1833 [work]
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Impulse Group/Orlando
Corey Lyons
President & Member of AHF’s Board of Directors
corey.lyons@impulsegrp.org
or
for Fiesta
Stephan Pollack
+1.310.780.2364 [mobile]
spollack@ppmgcorp.com

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY with 2017 Rose Parade® Orlando Tribute Float Riders Sat Dec. 31st & Sun. Jan 1st @ Fiesta via AHF