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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Mangano Announces The Rededication Of The Rose Garden At Eisenhower Park

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization (LITRIO) today announced that the annual rededication of the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden located near parking fields 6 and 6A. Their ceremony recognizes and honors organ donors and donor families.

This year’s Rose Garden Ceremony will be very special as we honor our heroes: the living donors and donor families who gave so generously and who provided the Gift of Life for transplant recipients. They are lifesaving heroes who have shared life and will remain eternally in the memories of those who have been fortunate to receive transplants. In 2015, more than 1800 terminally ill patients were fortunate to receive an organ in the State of New York and can now thank Long Island and New York donor families for creating their brighter tomorrow. Among the speakers at this moving ceremony will be donor families and organ and tissue recipients as well as elected officials and healthcare professionals active in the fields of organ donation and transplants.

LI TRIO maintains the Rose Garden as part of their participation in Nassau County’s Adopt-a- Park Program in recognition and celebration of life giving organ donations. LI TRIO is the local chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization, which is an all-volunteer non-profit international organization committed to improving the quality of lives touched by the miracle of transplantation through support, advocacy, education, and awareness. For more information contact Dave Rodgers at: drlitrio@gmail.com or (516) 620-5900.

About Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue. As one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area, Eisenhower Park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S., three world-class golf courses, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, fitness trails and more. In addition, the Park includes beautiful Memorials to the Nation’s veterans, as well as to the Nassau County Firefighters and County residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.

For further information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

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