ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease) is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that leads to progressive weakness. It affects people of all ages and all races. Over time, people with ALS lose their ability to speak, swallow, and move their arms and legs. Eventually, when breathing becomes affected, the person with ALS will die without the support of a breathing machine. The typical life span is two to five years following diagnosis.
Bo, former president of Waterloo Gardens, passed away in October 2001, after being challenged by ALS for over eight years. It was always Bo's deep desire to help find a cure for ALS. Our family is continuing this work so that someday no one will have to suffer and die from ALS.
Waterloo Gardens raises funds for ALS Hope Foundation with the ALS Hope Gala held every year in early spring. The goal of the ALS Hope Gala is to raise funds for research to find a cure for ALS. ALS Hope Gala proceeds for last year were over $40,000.
The ALS Hope Foundation, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization, supports basic and clinical research aimed at improving care and accelerating the search for a cure for ALS. The Foundation promotes research that is innovative and underscores cooperation, and supports educational programs that inform patients, care-givers, and health professionals about ALS research.
For more information:
ALS Hope Foundation's Website
Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.
Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.