Why We Give

Jackson & Perkins is Committed to the America Heart Association

My name is Paul Ambrose, the President of Jackson & Perkins. On March 22nd 2015 my brother, Rob Ambrose, fell victim to a heart attack.at the very young age of 42. There were no visible signs of the imminent attack, Rob was sitting on the couch with his 14-year-old son discussing the results of a weekend soccer tournament and in a blink of an eye he was gone.

Rob Ambrose

Rob was a great husband, father, son, brother, neighbor, coach, coworker, community leader, and my best friend. Unfortunately Rob’s story is not unique, in fact 2,200 individuals die from heart disease every day. Other alarming facts:

• Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the world
• Leading cause of death in the USA, killing over 370,000 Americans a year.
• One Americans dies from cardiovascular diseases every 40 seconds.

Jackson & Perkins is committed to helping the American Heart Association fund research necessary to develop technology, knowledge, and the infrastructure to prevent and ultimately eradicate this disease. Therefore, we are proud to introduce the Jackson and Perkins Grateful Heart Rose in conjunction with the American Heart Association.

The Grateful Heart Rose

By purchasing this rose, a portion of your proceeds will go directly to the American Heart Association. More importantly, the Grateful Heart Rose will serve as a beautiful living statement within your garden reminding you each day of those who may have been impacted by this horrific disease. Also you will take comfort knowing this purchase will help others impacted by this disease as Jackson and Perkins donated $5 for each rose purchased to help find a cure.

Thank you for taking time to read this tribute to Rob Ambrose and the American Heart Association and please consider how you can help this extremely important cause! Life is Why We Give Logo


Paul Ambrose

President, Jackson & Perkins