Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Waterloo Gardens in Exton will host A Taste in the Garden Evening Gala for the ALS Hope Foundation. Live musical entertainment, dancing, chef’s tastings from area restaurants, refreshments, and a silent auction are included in this philanthropic event.
ALS is a degenerative neurological disease that leads to progressive weakness. ALS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, or economic status. The cause of ALS is still unknown and there is no cure. However, there is hope!
This year, the Evening Gala of the ALS Hope Foundation will honor the memory of Linda LeBoutillier, former Waterloo CEO and avid ALS supporter. Sadly, Linda passed away in October, 2011. The Evening Gala was begun by Linda and her husband, Bo, to help find a cure for ALS. Bo passed away from ALS in October, 2001.
Though ALS can affect anyone, it is more often found in the 40 to 70 year age group. Once thought rare, it is in fact quite common. There are nearly 120,000 cases diagnosed worldwide each year. That is 328 new cases every day! In the United States a person is diagnosed with ALS every 90 minutes. The impact on the community of ALS is usually measured by the incidence and prevalence of the disease. Incidence is the number of new cases added in a defined period, usually a year. Prevalence is the number of cases existing at any point in time. The incidence of ALS is two per 100,000 of total population, while prevalence is six per 100,000 of total population.
Tickets are available for $60.00 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Patti May at 610.363.0800. All proceeds go to the ALS Hope Foundation.
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.