February 2019

Page A19 FEBRUARY 2019 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A Exquisite craftsmanship... Understated dignity... Church & Chapel’s furniture sets are designed and built in our own factory, for total control over quality and craftsmanship. The matched sets – available in a wide variety of styles – contribute just the right sense of piety and tradition, to help your clients feel comfortable in their time of need. For details, contact your Church &Chapel representative. Furniture from Church & Chapel “The Bostonian” One of Our Finest Collections SCI Sponsors Donate Life’s “Rhythm of the Heart” Float in the Rose Parade Donate Life’s “Rhythm of the Heart” Float HOUSTON,TX— Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) and its brand, Dignity Memorial ® , are pleased to an- nounce their eleventh year as a major spon- sor of the Donate Life float that appeared in the 130 th Rose Parade ® on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, CA. The float, “Rhythm of the Heart,” won the Judges Award for Out- standing Float Design. For the past 11 years, SCI has participat- ed in Donate Life’s annual tribute to organ, eye and tissue donors, and has helped many client families honor their loved ones with a portrait featured on the Donate Life float. Underscoring the importance of organ do- nation, these portraits, called “floragraphs,” are made of flowers, seeds, beans and other natural materials. Living donors and recipi- ents also bring the float to life by riding or walking beside it during the Rose Parade. “It is a priority and honor to champion the cause of organ donation and its message of hope through our sponsorship of the Donate Life Rose Parade float,” said Jamie Pierce , chief marketing officer at SCI. “We are proud to assist these families in remem- bering and celebrating their loved ones who gave the ultimate gift of life upon death.” In preparation for the Rose Parade, Dig- nity Memorial locations across the coun- try hosted floragraph finishing events in the weeks leading up to the parade. At the events, family and friends paid tribute to their loved ones, who had made organ, eye and tissue donations, by putting the finish- ing touches on their floragraph portraits. Dignity Memorial Providers of Las Vegas and the Nevada Donor Network honored do- nor Jill Collier-Kerr . Dignity Memorial Provid- ers of New Jersey and the New Jersey Sharing Network honored donor Carrie E. Fisher . Dig- nity Memorial Providers of Atlanta and Life- Link honored donor Teresa Ann Donnelly . Dig- nity Memorial Providers of New York City honored donor Stephanie Jiminez-Hernandez . Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), headquartered in Houston, is North America’s leading provider of deathcare products and services. As of September 30, 2018, we owned and operated 1,478 funer- al homes and 481 cemeteries (of which 286 are combination locations) in 44 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Colum- bia, and Puerto Rico. Through our business- es, we market the Dignity Memorial brand, which offers assurance of quality, value, car- ing service, and exceptional customer satis- faction. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit our website at www.sci-corp.com . For more in- formation about Dignity Memorial, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com.