Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the annual rededication of the Rose Garden in Eisenhower Park will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden located near parking fields 6 and 6A. The Rededication of the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden is part of the Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization’s (LI TRIO) and LiveOnNY’s annual ceremony to recognize and honor 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 a transplant. In 2016, more than 2,100 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. While the numbers of transplants have risen, we still have over 9,700 New Yorkers waiting for a second chance at life. Among the speakers at this touching 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 the 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.