Contributed by McAdam Nursery & Garden Center

Throughout July, McAdam Nursery & Garden Center will go pink, raising money for breast cancer and designating July as “think pink month”.

The cause has always been close to the heart from The Garden Center, 2001 Des Plaines Ave. They have been donating money for breast cancer since its opening in 2004. The cause has always been close to McAdam as his wife, Veronika, is a 15-year breast cancer survivor.

“That is a major factor in our support,” says McAdam. “We’ve also had an employee who died of cancer, which start out as breast cancer.”

Throughout July, a portion of every sale at the Garden Center will be set aside to donate a local group that supports breast cancer research. The centerpiece of the effort comes on Saturday, July 16, when the Garden Center staff will wear pink, serve pink lemonade and offer a variety of prizes to commemorate the day.

In addition, some plants with pink as a prominent color will be on sale, with Echinacea Hope and Hydrangea Invincibelle in the spotlight.

Garden Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 708-771-4903 or visit and on Facebook at

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