AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Fiesta Parade Floats
The Global Face of AIDS
View the AHF Rose Parade float being built
Updated on: 1/8/2013 6:43:49 PM
For over 25 years, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide as they have created and implemented unparalleled programs in new communities in the U.S. and abroad with expanded delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving additional lives.
Los Angeles based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS Service Organization in the world providing direct care to over 200,000 people in 26 countries, commemorates their 25th anniversary, and reminds the world that HIV / AIDS is an ongoing global epidemic. A 50- foot long red ribbon, the awareness symbol of compassion for people living with HIV / AIDS, elegantly commands the way to this spectacular floral tribute.
Central to the design is the 10 foot diameter world globe, encompassed with flags from the 26 countries serviced by AHF, which emphasizes AHF’s commitment to this global epidemic and their “cutting edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay” for people worldwide. The world globe and floral flags emphasize that HIV / AIDS is truly a global epidemic.
AHF's 2013 Rose Parade entry is titled, "The Global Face of AIDS" starring riders from all around the planet who are living with HIV & AIDS. AIDS Healthcare Foundation is committed to going to every place on earth to offer care and support for any and all who are affected.
FLOAT BUILDER: Fiesta Parade Floats
FLOAT DESCRIPTION: Height: 17 Feet, Width: 18 Feet, Length: 50 Feet
FLOWERING: To emphasis that HIV / AID’s is truly a globe epidemic, floral materials from 6 continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America) are featured throughout the float. An abundance of floral materials have been used to create the flags including blue sinuata statice, black onion seed, red ilex berries, yellow strawflower petals, green parsley flakes and white sweet rice.
Over 30,000 brilliant red Charlotte roses create the 17- foot tall AIDS ribbon running the length of the float. The world globe, decorated in contrasting golden clover seed and gold strawflower petals sits atop a floral platform with recessed steps of white roses.
ANIMATION: The world globe rotates. An on board audio system enhances this dramatic tribute.
FLOAT RIDERS: Riders from all around the planet who are living with HIV & AIDS
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