September 10, 2017 – While the NFL kickoff began last Sunday, Leslie Kennedy was deep into her season of saving lives. At the Nesconset Day Fair, the Legislator was out in full force, with her team to collect lifesaving blood. Mets tickets will be sent to each person who presented to donate.
On this beautiful fall like day, New York Blood Center was able to assist 55 people who presented to donate, a considerable amount for one Sunday. In addition to the Blood Van that the Legislator brought in, Leslie also had an informational table with pertinent government information as well as information on addiction and other problems ailing society.
“I am thankful for all the 55 people who came out to donate on this beautiful Sunday,” said Legislator Kennedy. “Blood is needed now more than ever, I would like to thank New York Blood Services for sending their dedicated team, and the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce for organizing this street fair.”
Legislator Kennedy’s next blood drive will be held at the Centereach Day Fair on September 24th. In order to donate make you must bring a valid ID, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, have gotten no tattoos for the last 12 months, and be sure to eat well and drink fluids before donating. All are encouraged to attend and donate.
For more information about this event or other events in the community, please call our office at (631)-854-3735 or log onto Legislator Kennedy’s Facebook page at facebook.com/legislatorlesliekennedy.
Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy represents the 12th Legislative District, encompassing Smithtown, Nesconset, Hauppauge, the Village of the Branch, Lake Grove, parts of Commack, Ronkonkoma, Lake Ronkonkoma and Centereach. Legislator Kennedy was born and raised on Long Island, is a former nurse and small business manager, and has dedicated her life towards the betterment of our community. She currently serves on the following Committees: Budget and Finance, Education and Human Services, Government Operations, Personnel, and Information Technology, Health, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, and Veterans