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2013 Rose Parade Float
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Alicia Gonzalez
(818) 409-6604
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Glendale Adventist Medical Center Pledges $35,000 in Corporate Sponsorship for the City of Glendale's 2013 Rose Parade Float

GLENDALE, CA - March 7, 2012 -- Glendale Adventist Medical Center is proud to announce their pledge of $35,000 to help fund the City of Glendale's 2013 Rose Parade Float. The Glendale City Council made the official announcement yesterday at the City council meeting. As part of this sponsorship, the hospital is honored to help serve as a catalyst for other corporate sponsors to commit funds to support the remaining costs of the float.

Glendale Adventist is a strong and vibrant hospital, with a history of more than 100 years of service to this community. The hospital has always been dedicated to providing community support and outreach. Their involvement with the City of Glendale 2013 Rose Parade float, provides Glendale Adventist with an international audience to help showcase and reinforce its commitment to the health of each person in the city and surrounding communities. It also creates a unique spotlight on the hospital's longstanding focus on traditional Adventist Health messages of health and wellness as well as preventative medicine. This is of particular importance as health/wellness and preventative medicine has recently taken center stage in the current discussions of health care reform.

"We are proud to always be on the lookout for new ways to engage with our community to encourage conversations about good health. Outreach, health and wellness are at the core of our mission. They are central to everything we do. It's an honor to partner with the City of Glendale to promote good health and the City by way of the float," says Kevin A. Roberts, Glendale Adventist Medical Center President/CEO.

By supporting the float, Glendale Adventist hopes to encourage others to volunteer with the float building process and be engaged with the Glendale community overall. In addition to personal reasons often focusing on individual satisfaction and the reward of giving back, studies show that volunteering is good for your health, particularly if you happen to be an older adult. While volunteering can enhance the quality of life at any age, research has shown that people over the age of 50 who volunteer and think positively live an average of seven and a half years longer than those with less positive perspectives. There are more than 32 million people over the age of 65, and within this age range, volunteering is one of the top factors for healthy life styles.

While Glendale Adventist Medical Center is committed to providing health care at a higher level, the hospital mission compels us to be more than just a hospital. Glendale Adventist is an economic engine in Glendale that provides jobs, trains and develops a professional workforce, prepares a new generation of physicians and nurses, engages in medical research and clinical trials, and focuses on wellness prevention, education and efforts to generally enhance the health of our communities.