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Johns Hopkins Medicine International Participates in Bermuda Day Parade

Johns Hopkins Medicine International Participates in Bermuda Day Parade

Johns Hopkins Medicine International Participates in Bermuda Day Parade

This past May, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) employees and a group of Johns Hopkins Medicine physicians participated for the first time in Bermuda Day. The celebration, which is one of the island’s most loved public holidays, is the unofficial beginning of summer. This year's theme was a celebration of Bermudian sporting heroes, sports and games. JHI participated by entering a float in the parade.

The parade is a colorful procession of Bermuda Gombeys — an iconic symbol of Bermuda reflecting the island’s blend of African, Caribbean and British cultures through performances of masquerade, dance and drumming, dance troupes, majorettes, musicians and local and cultural associations.

The design concept for the JHI float was to showcase how Johns Hopkins works together as a team to achieve wellness for Bermuda. The float was built on a flatbed truck, and decorated with flowers and colored sawdust. Participants passed out Johns Hopkins-branded giveaways as they walked the parade route.

The JHI team won the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Best Corporate Float award for their design. The float incorporated the theme “Our Sporting Heritage,” recognizing Bermuda’s Heritage Month as a celebration of Bermudian sporting heroes and Bermuda’s favorite sports and games. Best of all, the float celebrated Johns Hopkins Medicine’s decade-long relationship with Bermuda and their shared commitment to keep Bermudians healthy and informed, and provide access to the best care possible.