Glendale Adventist Medical Center announced 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 at their March 6 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.
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 health, particularly for older adults. 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.
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 communities.