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BLAZY SUSAN TEAMS UP WITH MINT CANNABIS TO FUND 700 MEALS FOR VALLEY CANCER PATIENTS

Blazy Susan x Mint Donation

Companies make a collective $10,000 donation to Phoenix-based nonprofit, The Joy Bus Diner


TEMPE, Ariz. (April 3, 2024) –The Joy Bus's efforts to bring meals and caring conversations to cancer patients across the Valley received a significant infusion this week, thanks to a $10,000 donation from Mint Cannabis and Blazy Susan. Mint Cannabis CEO Eivan Shahara and COO Raul Molina joined Blazy Susan CEO Will Breakell and Joy Bus Founder Jennifer Caraway for the check presentation this week.

“We’re so grateful for the support of the community as we work to increase the number of cancer patients we can support with freshly prepared meals and friendly encouragement,” said Caraway. “Without the help from the community and companies like Mint Cannabis and Blazy Susan, we couldn’t do what we do. Their generous donation will help us to serve 700 meals to Valley cancer patients in the next month.”

Blazy Susan x Mint Donation

The $10,000 donation is the result of a collaborative effort between Arizona-based Mint Cannabis and Blazy Susan, Blazy Susan, a Colorado-based, community-minded accessories brand known for its give-back initiatives. For each pre-roll joint sold at the Mint’s dispensary metro Phoenix locations in January, Blazy Susan contributed $1 and the Mint matched the donation, resulting in the total contribution to The Joy Bus.


The Joy Bus collects and cooks donated food for its volunteers to then deliver to cancer patients across the Valley. The nonprofit’s mission is furthered by partnerships throughout the local community, including partners committed to serving area cancer patients, such as Mint Cannabis.


“The cancer community is especially dear to us, which is why it’s such an honor to help provide relief to cancer patients who are courageously fighting this disease,” said Shahara. “We want them to know that they are not alone.”


Blazy Susan x Mint Donation

The check presentation this week is only the beginning for Mint Cannabis and Blazy Susan; the organizations share a commitment to community outreach and giving back to cancer patients in need. The brands are planning to explore future collaborations to benefit The Joy Bus on a quarterly basis.


“Teaming up with the Mint aligns with our desire to be a positive example of what can be done when two likeminded companies working in an often-misunderstood industry come together to do good things for the community,” said Breakell, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor. “This donation is an authentic reflection of our Blazy Susan brand, which stands for equality and empowerment, the very qualities The Joy Bus brings to cancer patients in their time of need.”


The Blazy Susan partnership is the latest example of the Mint’s ongoing investment in giving back to the community. Mint Charities has provided more than $3 million in monetary and product donations to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and has dedicated countless hours to helping the underserved and patients in need. This includes Veterans; individuals battling debilitating diseases like cancer; people experiencing homelessness; and individuals facing at-risk circumstances.


The Mint also hosts ongoing education opportunities for adults ages 21 and older; leads on-site dispensary tours for doctors and medical professionals, law enforcement, and cancer patients; and participates in medical research. The operator has an ongoing relationship with a nationally recognized researcher in Scottsdale, Ariz., who is exploring the benefits of medical marijuana to treat late-state cancer patients and Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally, the Mint offers regular, ongoing discounts and special offers for cancer patients who may have challenges affording their medicine.


Charitable giving is part of Blazy Susan's DNA. Providing means for furthering research and providing support to those who need it most has always been a core tenet of the brand. Last year alone, Blazy Susan donated more than $100,000 to its nonprofit partners. These partners perform valuable work in breast cancer research, mental health and suicide prevention, sustainability, and social justice.


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The Joy Bus Diner x Blazy Susan x Mint Donation

About The Joy Bus

The Joy Bus is the culmination of Founder Jennifer Caraway’s more-than-12-year effort to improve the lives of local cancer patients through the power of a hand-delivered meal and face-to-face interaction. Inspired by a friend named Joy who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Caraway started dropping off home-cooked dinners and chatting with local cancer patients in need of a little good cheer in 2011. Over time it expanded into Valleywide nonprofit named The Joy Bus, which collects and cooks donated food for volunteers to deliver to patients around the Valley in need of a friendly face and an open ear. Learn more at TheJoyBusDiner.com.


Blazy Susan x Mint Donation

About Mint Cannabis

Mint Cannabis continues to expand its presence across the country with state-of-the-art facilities. With a reputation for providing a wide variety of high-quality products and personalized service, the Mint offers the most diverse selection of flower/buds, edibles, and concentrates. The Mint’s flagship dispensary in Tempe, Ariz. – which introduced the nation’s first cannabis kitchen of its kind in 2018; added a large on-site grow in 2019; and implemented an on-site drive-thru in 2020 – was named “Most Innovative” by the international Commercial Cannabis Awards. With more than 550 team members, the Mint has plans to open additional dispensary locations in Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey in 2024. For more information, visit MintDeals.com.


Blazy Susan x Mint Donation

About Blazy Susan

Blazy Susan is the brainchild of Will Breakell, who serves as the company’s CEO. After graduating from the esteemed Virginia Military Institute, the mountains of Colorado were calling for him, and so was the emerging cannabis industry. One day, while sitting on his couch looking at his cluttered coffee table, Will had an epiphany, and the original Blazy Susan was born. The company has grown to reach all over the world and is revered by an extremely supportive community of customers and fans. Blazy Susan takes pride in giving back to the community and stands for equality and empowerment. Knowing that the community and industry are often unfairly judged and criticized, Blazy Susan strives to be a glowing example of how to operate and lead the way in this uncharted territory. Learn more at BlazySusan.com.

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