Jane Goodall named Grand Marshal of 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade
Goodall is known for her work with the chimpanzees of Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. She fully immersed herself into the habitat of the chimps and formed a close bond with many of them.
The 78-year-old Goodall is also a lifelong advocate for the protection of endangered species.
In 1977, Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute, a nonprofit organization that “empowers people to make a difference for all living things.”
As Grand Marshal, Goodall will immerse herself in the middle of roses and football. She will preside over the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade, which will be themed “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”
She will also have the honor of tossing the coin before the 99th Rose Bowl Game.
“New Year’s Day symbolizes the opportunity to work toward new goals, experience new beginnings, and make a difference,” Goodall said. “My dream for this New Year’s Day is for everyone to think of the places we can all go if we work together to make our world a better place."
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