Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the rededication of the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden, as part of the Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization’s (LITRIO) annual ceremony to recognize and honor organ donors and donor families. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden located near parking fields 6 and 6A.
“Each year thousands of people die due to a lack of available organs for transplants,” said County Executive Mangano. “Organ and tissue donation can save and improve the lives of family members, friends and neighbors not only in our community but across the nation.”
This year’s Rose Garden Ceremony will be very special as we honor our Heroes; the Donors and Donor families who gave so generously and who provided the Gift of Life and a second chance at life for transplant recipients. They are lifesaving heroes who have shared life. Many recipients are thrilled and very lucky to thank Long Island and New York Donor Families for creating a brighter tomorrow. Among the speakers at the ceremony will be elected officials and healthcare professionals, donor families and organ and tissue recipients.
The LITRIO 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. LITRIO 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.
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, contact the Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museums website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.