As part of a longstanding annual tradition, Pasadena’s 2023 Tournament of Roses Royal Court visited USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center on November 28.

After sharing breakfast with members of the hospital staff, six princesses and the Rose Queen toured the hospital to learn about the groundbreaking research being conducted every day to improve cancer care — and hopefully, to someday eradicate the disease.

For 28 years, this tradition has also given young women from the community a chance to support and inspire cancer patients, along with an opportunity to consider a future career in cancer care and research.

To watch a video of the occasion, click here.

— Kate Faye