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Do Good. Feel Good. – At the Grand Floral Walk!

Join us on parade morning for the Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk, a fun “Party Parade” through the streets of downtown Portland along the Grand Floral Parade route. It’s your time to shine amid the floral festivities of Grand Floral Parade day, with TV cameras rolling during the morning event. It’s the perfect event for co-workers, friends, neighbors, club pals and fitness buddies to attend together! We’ll provide the noisemakers and you make the noise!

This year we are making some noise for the fight against cancer with organizations and individuals uniting to bring awareness and encourage community support.

Do Good.

The Grand Floral Walk is supporting the Knight Cancer Challenge as this year’s official beneficiary. Phil and Penny Knight have pledged to donate $500 million if OHSU can raise an additional $500 million in two years. Join this unprecedented $1 billion campaign to end cancer as we know it!

It’s time to rally with Mascots for a Cure who will join the Grand Floral Walk from across the country in support of the Knight Cancer Challenge. No Party Parade is complete without hundreds of mascots to lead the charge! Help us break the Guinness World Record attempt of Largest Mascot Gathering!

Feel Good.

It’s a party, so come dressed in your best party attire! Show off your favorite costume, the best flowers from your own garden or your favorite t-shirt. Push your toddler in a stroller or keep those hands free for waving. Display your colors or just flaunt your fitness in front of the most enthusiastic audience ever. Practice that parade wave — elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, wrist! — and join the Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk!

A “Party Parade” costume contest, exhibits, post-walk refreshments, noisemakers, and party favors are all part of the experience! Don’t miss out on exhibitor freebies including: temporary hair color at the K103 booth, souvenir photo badges from PEMCO Insurance, and Oregonian key chains! Tasty rewards are being provided for all walkers at the finish area off of SW 13th and Taylor. Enjoy treats of all sorts including Krispy Kreme donut holes, Jimmy John’s sandwiches, and bananas and granola bars provided by Trader Joe’s!

“Rose Festival has chosen OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge as its official charity this year,” say Brandon Manning, VP Regional Business Banking Manager. “Phil and Penny Knight have challenged the community to raise $500 million in the next two years and have pledged to match it. Bank of the West is proud to join the Rose Festival in support of this exciting campaign.”

Register for the Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk

You can register on-line through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. A small transaction fee will be charged. If you prefer to mail in your registration, return this entry form by May 30, 2014 to Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk, 1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland OR 97204.

Onsite registration is $25. Come to the registration area at NW 2nd & Flanders on Saturday, June 7 starting at 7:30 a.m.

Groups of 40 or more walkers should contact the Rose Festival for a registration discount.

Floral Fun and Prizes

Add flowers to your attire for the chance to win great prizes in our Flower Power Costume Contest! Real and artificial flowers are welcomed. Prizes will be awarded for Best Individual, Best Group, and Best Decorated Stroller.

Click here for a list of 2014 Grand Floral Walk Costume Contest winners!

Questions? Contact the Portland Rose Festival.