East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will join with officials from Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization (LITRIO) for the annual re-dedication ceremony of the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden, which recognizes and honors organ donors and donor families.
It will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m, at the Garden, which is located near parking fields 6 and 6A.
County Executive Mangano said 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” to create a brighter tomorrow.
In 2015, more than 1800 terminally ill patients were fortunate to receive an organ in the State of New York – thanks to Long Island and New York donor families.
Among the speakers at the 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. They are 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (516) 620-5900.