Simon Bray is a North Orange County resident who, through the care of City of Hope hospital’s cancer program, is now a cancer survivor who will represent City of Hope on their float in the 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena on Jan 1.
The 48th Rose Parade float from City of Hope will be called Garden of Hopes and Dreams. Bray and nine other former patients will ride it to highlight the hospital’s cancer care.
“I’ve was able to receive my care from City of Hope’s Orange County office,” Bray said. “I am excited to see that care grow with the new cancer center.”
The new cancer center Bray is referring to is the one currently under construction near the Irvine Spectrum Center. Once opened, the Lennar Foundation Cancer Center will offer highly-specialized cancer care, access to clinical trials and precision medications to make it the ‘cancer center of the future.’
Bray, a TVG horse race analyst, hopes that he will continue to support the work of City of Hope at the new facility when it opens. “I will continue to speak to any cancer patients that come through the new facility and share my story. I hope it really does bring them, well, hope.”