AARP Celebrates the Year of the Pig at the Chinese New Year Parade

Left to right: San Francisco Ethics Commissioner Yvonne Lee; former president of the AARP Board of Directors Jennie Chin Hansen; former TV sportscaster Rick Quan; AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership Daphne Kwok; ABC7 reporter David Louie; and former San Francisco Police Department Chief Heather Fong.
Rick Quan, Daphne Kwok, and David Louie.

AARP returned to the lineup of San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade to delight 1.3 million spectators lining the parade route on Saturday, February 23. In this Year of the Pig, AARP encourages you to live the life you want and chase big dreams. The float featured a family of three generations of pigs collaborating to build a rocket ship. Working together, they are fulfilling their wildest dreams, proving that pigs indeed can fly!


Riding atop AARP’s float were members of AARP’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community:

  • Jennie Chin Hansen, former president of the AARP Board of Directors and current AARP Purpose Prize Juror
  • Grace Hom, AARP Member and AARP Foundation Supporter
  • Yvonne Lee, San Francisco Ethics Commissioner
  • David Louie, technology and business reporter at ABC7
  • Audrey Moy, former investigator and consumer activist who shared with AARP simple tips and guidance to help others protect themselves against fraud, identity theft, and scams
  • Rick Quan, former TV sportscaster, filmmaker, and the winner of the AARP & Asian American Journalists Association 2018 Caregiving Contest in the Video Category

The Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade is the largest celebration of Asian culture in North America. Watch the KTSF 26 replay here and see the AARP float at 58:05.