Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BONE) is pleased to announce Rita Cihak as its 2014 Donate Life Rose Parade Float ® Floragraph Honoree. Rita’s Floragraph will be proudly displayed on the “Light up the World” themed float, which is designed to remember and honor deceased and living donors, as well as organ, eye, and tissue recipients. Bacterin is sharing this honor with the South Dakota Lion’s Eye and Tissue Bank.
“We are delighted to honor Rita Cihak and celebrate her life,” said Dan Goldberger, Bacterin’s President and CEO. “We have been able to see how the gift of donation can save and improve the lives of others, and being able to share these examples of hope with the Cihak’s, and other donor families and recipients, is a remarkable experience.”
Bacterin and the South Dakota Lion’s Eye & Tissue Bank are hosting a special dedication ceremony at the Sanford USD Medical Center’s Schroeder Auditorium in Sioux Falls, SD at 2 pm today. We invite you to join us for the event and support the Cihak family as they apply the finishing touches to the Floragraph. The Floragraph will continue to be on display at the Sanford USD Medical Center on Friday, December 5 th from 9am – 3pm. To learn more about Rita Cihak, and other donors and recipients selected as honorees in the 2014 Donate Life Rose Parade Float, please visit www.donatelifefloat.org.
About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses ®The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade ® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game ® presented by VIZIO and a variety of associated events. The Tournament's 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed "Dreams Come True," will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, followed by the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. On Jan. 6, 2014, the Tournament also will host the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com. About Bacterin International Holdings Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BONE) develops, manufactures and markets biologics products to domestic and international markets. These products are used in a variety of applications including enhancing fusion in spine surgery, relief of back pain, promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery, promotion of cranial healing following neurosurgery and subchondral repair in knee and other joint surgeries.