Funds raised during company’s third annual breast cancer campaign support the important work of the pennsylvania breast cancer coalition.
Organic Remedies, a medical marijuana cultivation and research organization based in south central Pennsylvania, has raised $20,000 to support the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. PBCC is a local nonprofit that supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy, and breast cancer research grants.
Organic Remedies’ month-long campaign in October raised funds through in-store donations offered by patients and by contributing a portion of the proceeds from select Organic Remedies brand medical marijuana products. The company presented its $20,000 campaign donation during a check presentation on Nov. 16 at PBCC headquarters in Lebanon, Pa.
“Breast cancer affects thousands of women and their families in Pennsylvania each year. We are proud to support the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition in helping women currently battling breast cancer and hope that our contribution can help advance the research to find a cure for this tragic disease,” said Mark Toigo, CEO, Organic Remedies.consultations at all Organic Remedies dispensary locations.
During the campaign, Organic Remedies also provided a “pink” light show at its cultivation facility in Carlisle. The “Take Your Top Off for Breast Cancer” light show generated breast cancer awareness and increased donations.
The company’s LED lights, used in the cultivation of medical marijuana, created an impressive display in the night sky several weekends during the month.
“We are truly grateful to Organic Remedies for its significant contribution in support of our mission,” said PBCC Community Outreach Coordinator Daniele Yanich. “More than 14,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Pennsylvania this year alone. This gift will allow the PBCC to provide free care packages, personalized patient advocacy, educational programming, and breast cancer research grants across the state. Thank you, Organic Remedies, for bringing us closer to our ultimate goal of finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters don’t have to.”
Cancer is one of 23 qualifying conditions approved by the PA Department of Health for medical marijuana therapy. Many women undergoing breast cancer treatment are finding relief through products available at Organic Remedies. For more information on medical marijuana therapies for those battling breast cancer, expert pharmacists are available for free consultations at all Organic Remedies dispensary locations.