Eisenhower Park Rose Garden


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 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden located near parking fields 6 and 6A.  There ceremony recognizes and honors organ donors and donor families.garden

This year’s Rose Garden Ceremony will be very special as we honor local 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.  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.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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