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Blazy Susan: A Joint Effort to Support Cancer Patients

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In a heartwarming display of corporate social responsibility, Blazy Susan and Mint Cannabis have joined forces to make a significant impact on the lives of cancer patients in the Phoenix Valley. Their collaboration culminated in a generous $10,000 donation to The Joy Bus, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to providing meals and companionship to cancer patients undergoing treatment.


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The donation, presented by Blazy Susan CEO Will Breakell and Mint Cannabis CEO Eivan Shahara and COO Raul Molina alongside Joy Bus Founder Jennifer Caraway, marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing fight against cancer in the local community. Speaking on the occasion, Caraway expressed her gratitude, emphasizing the crucial role of community support in The Joy Bus's mission to serve those in need. The Joy Bus delivers healthy and chef-crafted meals to cancer patients in Phoenix and Valley-wide, and has been operating since 2011.


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The initiative stemmed from a unique partnership between Blazy Susan, a Colorado-based accessories brand already known for its commitment to social causes and Mint Cannabis, a prominent Arizona-based cannabis company. For every pre-roll joint sold at Mint Cannabis's metro Phoenix locations in January, Blazy Susan contributed $1, matched by Mint Cannabis, resulting in the substantial donation to The Joy Bus.


Jennifer Caraway, the visionary behind The Joy Bus, highlighted the importance of such collaborations in expanding the organization's reach and impact. Through partnerships with businesses like Mint Cannabis and Blazy Susan, The Joy Bus is able to deliver freshly prepared meals and much-needed emotional support to 700 cancer patients in the Valley each month.



For Blazy Susan CEO Will Breakell, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, the collaboration with The Joy Bus represents more than just a charitable endeavor; it embodies the core values of the brand — equality, empowerment, and community engagement. Breakell expressed pride in Blazy Susan's role in supporting cancer patients during their time of need. He also spoke with us about his commitment to this cause, as well as the reason behind all of their charitable contributions. “Charities like the Joy Bus are so important for Blazy Susan because it reminds us of our mother’s fight (she is now in remission). Helping patients who are actively fighting cancer even with the ability to help provide a meal can really go a long way. Our family was fortunate to have support from our friends and neighbors. The Joy Bus is that neighbor lending a helping hand, and that is why it means so much to me personally. Blazy Susan was built around community, and we take pride in being able to provide a great product while having a partner like the Mint who matched our contribution. This is a shining example of what can be done if brands work together. We are so grateful for the opportunity to showcase our willingness and commitment to giving back, and hope to do more collaborations like this in the future in AZ and around the country one day.”


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For Mint Cannabis, the partnership with The Joy Bus is deeply personal as well. CEO Eivan Shahara emphasized the company's commitment to supporting cancer patients, echoing the sentiment of solidarity and compassion shared by the entire team.


The partnership between Blazy Susan and Mint Cannabis signifies a broader trend of corporate social responsibility within the cannabis industry. 


Blazy Susan has a strong tradition of charitable giving since their very beginning, with a focus on supporting research and providing assistance to those facing challenging circumstances. Last year alone, the company donated over $100,000 to nonprofit partners engaged in critical work ranging from breast cancer research to mental health and sustainability initiatives.

Mint Cannabis, through its philanthropic arm, Mint Charities, has donated over $3 million to various nonprofit organizations and remains dedicated to supporting underserved communities and individuals in need.


Beyond their charitable efforts, both Blazy Susan and the Mint are committed to providing education and support to adults seeking alternative therapies, including medical marijuana. Mint Cannabis offers discounts and special offers for cancer patients, recognizing the financial challenges they may face in accessing essential treatments.


Looking ahead, both companies are eager to explore further collaborations with The Joy Bus and other community organizations on a quarterly basis. Their shared commitment to making a positive impact underscores the transformative potential of corporate partnerships in addressing pressing social issues.


The partnership between Blazy Susan and the Mint exemplifies the power of collaboration and compassion in supporting cancer patients and underserved communities. Through their collective efforts, they are not only providing meals but also offering hope, comfort, and companionship to those in their time of greatest need. This is exactly how cannabis companies can and should make a difference in their communities, and Cannabis Cactus is proud.


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