Dr. Goodall Appointed Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of the Roses

Congratulations to Dr. Jane Goodall, who was recently appointed Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses. This will be a televised event, and she will be riding on a float for the 124th Rose Parade. She’ll be tossing the coin before the Rose Bowl game begins.

Photo Credit: Stuart Clarke

Dr. Goodall is an inspiration to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses because they are invested in finding ways to dispose of waste that is more friendly to our environment. Dr. Goodall is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and is involved in protecting the habitats of chimpanzees and saving their lives.

The theme for 2013 is “Oh,The Places You’ll Go!” and was selected with Dr. Goodall in mind. Sally Bixby, President of the Tournament of the Roses, said, “We think Dr. Goodall’s life story is a testament to the sense of adventure and openness to possibility that this phrase suggests: As a young woman, she defied convention to follow her dreams, and she has committed herself to a life of global citizenship, inspiring children and adults alike along the way. 2013 will be the 53rd anniversary of her field study of the Gombe chimpanzees. I can think of no one whose life has better exemplified our theme and message than Dr. Jane Goodall.”

For more information on how the Tournament of the Roses is going green, click here.

For more information about Dr. Goodall and her organization, click here.

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