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Tournament of Roses® to Help Grant Make-A-Wish Child’s Wish to be a Princess; Six-year-old to be Coronated by Royal Court


October 24, 2019

Tournament of Roses® to Help Grant Make-A-Wish Child’s Wish to be a Princess; Six-year-old to be Coronated by Royal CourtTournament of Roses® volunteer members and the Royal Court will grant six-year-old Rose’s wish to be a princess with a grand royal coronation. The day will include a makeover complete with a custom princess dress, a carriage ride through Pasadena, a Pasadena Police Officer escorting her as Prince Charming, a royal tea party and throngs of well-wishers who will be cheering as she greets her royal subjects.

WHERE: Tournament House                          
391 Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91184 
WHO: Wish kid Rose suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome, which primarily affects the brain and spinal cord. She is also autistic and has cognitive developmental delays, which further affect her quality of life. Rose has always loved princesses and waving to people, which made being a princess for a day and waving to her subjects the perfect wish! Make-A-Wish Greater LA is thrilled to join the Tournament of Roses in granting this unique wish. The community is coming out to support Rose’s special day in Pasadena including Make-A-Wish volunteers, staff, board members and supporters. 
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1:30PM-4:00PM 
RSVP: To cover this event, please RSVP by 5:00pm PST on Friday, October 25th (RSVP to: 

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About Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles 
Founded in 1983, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The LA chapter has granted 10,000 wishes to children in Los Angeles County. The chapter grants approximately 250 wishes each year, and facilitates over 375 wishes for children from all over the world whose wish is to come to Los Angeles.   For more information, visit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is an independent 501(c)(3) that is part of Make-A-Wish America, a national organization that oversees 60 chapters across the country. Make-A-Wish America is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®
The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members supply more than 80,000 hours of manpower, which will drive the success of 131st Rose Parade, themed “The Power of Hope,” on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, followed by the 106th Rose Bowl Game.  For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Jaya Vadlamudi –, (201) 787-1930

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Jaya Vadlamudi
VP, Marketing & Communications
11390 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA  90064

Phone : (310) 788-9474 x2033
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Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles
11390 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 788-9474
Toll Free Los Angeles Only (800) 322-9474