Champaign Family To Be Honored At The 2015 Tournament Of Roses Parade

Donate Life Illinois and Illinois Eye-Bank hosts Donate Life Rose Parade Float Rally
By: Presence Convenant Medical Center
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nov. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- WHAT:          Donate Life Illinois, the Illinois Eye-Bank and members of the community will join Champaign locals, Shelia and Terry Walters as they add the final touches to a memorial floragraph featuring their son, Caleb, who passed away at age 20 in 2008 and gave sight to others as a cornea donor. The floragraph – a floral image of Caleb, captured in flowers, seeds and spices – will adorn the 2015 Donate Life Rose Parade Float during the annual Tournament of the Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Ca.

Caleb’s floragraph will be one of 81 colorful tributes memorializing organ, eye and tissue donors nationwide that will adorn the 2015 Donate Life Float.

Cindy Loula, the recipient of Caleb’s cornea, will also attend the Tournament of the Roses Parade.

Pre and post-event interviews and photo opportunities also will be available with:

-Shelia and Terry Walters’, Caleb’s parents
      Shelia is a Social Worker at Presence Covenant Medical Center
-Cindy Loula, a cornea recipient and Donate Life Illinois and Illinois Eye-Bank volunteer.
-Diane Hollingsworth, Executive Director of the Illinois Eye-Bank
-Dave Hearn, Professional Relations Liaison at the Illinois Eye Bank
-Dr. Jared C. Rogers,  President/CEO of Presence Covenant Medical Center

WHEN:          Date: December 3, 2014          Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Presence Covenant Medical Center,  Auditorium A & B

         1400 West Park Street

         Urbana, IL 61801

The Illinois Eye-Bank, a subsidiary of Midwest Eye-Banks, is a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight. The Eye-Bank recovers, evaluates and distributes human eye tissue for transplantation. The organization also supports research into the causes and cures of all blinding eye conditions, promotes donation awareness through public and professional education and provides humanitarian assistance to people in need of corneal transplantation throughout the world. For more information, visit the Illinois Eye-Bank at, or call 800-548-4703.

Nesha Logan
Source:Presence Convenant Medical Center
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