SAN DIEGO — CBS 8 is proud to partner with the Transplant Games of America and live stream the parade, hosted by CBS 8’s Evan Noorani, in an effort to bring more awareness to the importance of organ, tissue and corneal donation. The Parade was live streamed across all CBS 8 digital platforms: CBS8.com | YouTube | CBS8+ on Roku and Amazon Fire. and on the free CBS 8 App, which you can download here.
The city of San Diego has been selected to host the 2022 Donate Life Transplant Games running July 29 through August 3.
The Transplant Games of America Parade, sponsored by Rady Children’s Hospital, is kicked off Saturday, July 30 at 9:00 a.m. along Harbor Drive in downtown.
WATCH: Parade kicks off 2022 Donate Life Transplant Games in San Diego
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The parade hosts were CBS 8's Evan Noorani and Mark Neville the CEO of the SDCCU Holiday Bowl, Sports San Diego and chair of the Transplant Games local organizing committee.
“We look forward to celebrating the participants, honoring those who have given the ultimate gift of life, and creating awareness for the need for more donors. It’s going to be a heartwarming and magical event,” said Neville.
“CBS 8 is proud to partner with the Transplant Games of America in an effort to bring more awareness to the importance of organ, tissue and corneal donation,” said Alberto Mier y Teran, President and General Manager of CBS 8.
The parade began on North Harbor Drive right in front of the County Administration building in downtown and continued south along the waterfront to Pacific Highway.
Special guests included actor, Jason Gray-Stanford, who is a heart transplant recipient, and San Diegan and former Green Bay Packers great, John Brockington a kidney transplant recipient.
For more information, please visit www.TransplantGamesofAmerica.org.
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