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Good Chemistry Nurseries supports Colorado’s underserved communities with key philanthropic initiatives
“We have seen how advocacy can lead to change, and it is our responsibility as a
Cannabis business in this city to contribute to these causes.” – Matthew Huron
DENVER (August 10, 2016) – Good Chemistry Nurseries, one of the country’s leading Cannabis cultivators, continues its mission of improving the lives of others by supporting and participating in three upcoming Colorado philanthropic events, including the AIDS Walk Colorado, the region’s longest running HIV/AIDS fundraiser, One Colorado’s 2016 Ally Awards, which support Colorado’s LGBTQ community, and Urban Nights, a high production charity fashion show benefiting Urban Peak and its fight to end homelessness in Denver.
“At Good Chemistry Nurseries, supporting underserved communities is a priority,” said CEO & Founder Matthew Huron. “Good Chemistry Nurseries grew from my experience operating a medical marijuana co-op dedicated to serving those suffering from HIV and AIDS in San Francisco. When I came to Colorado and established Good Chemistry Nurseries, we continued our commitment to making sure that we were helping vulnerable members of our community. We think it’s a moral imperative and we’re grateful to be able to give back and contribute.”
AIDS Walk Colorado
Good Chemistry is a proud sponsor of the twenty-ninth annual AIDS Walk Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Region’s longest running one-day HIV and AIDS fundraiser. The Walk, held on Saturday, Aug. 20, brings together more than 8,000 people throughout the region to raise money for vital services for HIV/AIDS clients of Colorado Health Network’s regional Colorado AIDS Project offices, Howard Dental Center, and many other outstanding AIDS service organizations.
Huron experienced firsthand the devastation wrought from the disease, when his father and his father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In 1996, when medical marijuana became available in California, Huron saw the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, he began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout the state, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op, which eventually led to his establishing Good Chemistry Nurseries.
“AIDS Walk Colorado benefits nearly 6,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS across Colorado, as well as those at risk and other program-specific populations,” said Colorado AIDS Project Event Manager Jeff Trujillo. “Every participant and vendor’s contribution helps fund Colorado AIDS Project’s services, and we appreciate Good Chemistry’s continued support of our mission to help those within our community live healthier lives.”
Click here to support the Colorado AIDS walk.
One Colorado’s Ally Awards
One Colorado’s Ally Awards honors allies who have taken a stand and enacted change on behalf of the entire LGBTQ community. At the organization’s sixth annual event on Saturday, Aug. 20, Matthew Huron will be honored for his efforts in support of Colorado’s LGBTQ community. Continuing its support for One Colorado, Good Chemistry Nurseries returns as the Universal Sponsor of the event for the fifth consecutive year. Good Chemistry’s support for the LGBTQ community extends beyond the Ally Awards and Colorado AIDS Walk, with sponsorship of Denver’s Gay Pride Parade and the annual “Pink Party” at during Denver’s Gay Pride Weekend.
“The One Colorado Education Fund is thrilled to name Matthew Huron a distinguished ally to Denver’s LGBTQ community,” said Interim Executive Director of One Colorado Education Fund Daniel Ramos. “From sponsoring charitable events to promoting HIV and AIDS awareness, his passion for advocacy has been an asset to us all. The courage and support of all honorees furthers our progress towards equality.”
“To be an industry that is not only accepted but also valued, we must extend our support to other communities and causes,” Huron added. “We must continue to fight for other underserved communities. Good Chemistry Nurseries would not exist without the support and advocacy of others, and we prioritize giving back.”
For more information or to purchase tickets for One Colorado’s Ally Awards, please visit: http://bit.ly/AllyAwards2016
Good Chemistry is a sponsor of Urban Nights, an outdoor, high production charity fashion show. Featuring international designers, a silent auction and more, the proceeds of Urban Nights will benefit Urban Peak, a non-profit organization in Denver providing a full convergence of services for those experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The evening will be hosted by Reggie Rivers and Denver’s CBS4 at Mile High Station on Friday, Aug. 26.
“Urban Nights is the successful event that it is today because of the support of our community’s businesses such as Good Chemistry,” said Justin Joseph, Joseph Family Foundation. “The local businesses who have chosen to contribute and make a difference in the community have made Urban Nights one of Denver’s most phenomenal galas of the season.”
Join the Urban Nights conversation with #OneStepForward. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.urbannightsdenver.org/tickets-vip/
Good Chemistry Nurseries also supports the Denver Police Brotherhood, the Comitis Crisis Center of Aurora and the Harm Reduction Action Center (HRAC). Good Chemistry contributed to Aurora Councilwoman Marsha Berzins and Sally Mounier’s “Marsha and Mounier Series” which partnered with two agencies who work with the homeless in Aurora to assemble “Back to School” backpacks for homeless youth on and near Colfax. The company also participates in leading industry events including serving as a sponsor of the City of Denver and the Organic Cannabis Association’s Cannabis Sustainability Symposium in Denver on Oct. 26 and participating in the Denver Office of Marijuana Policy’s second annual Marijuana Management Symposium on October 27 and 28; the 5th Annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo (Booth #1722) held in Las Vegas Nov. 16-18; and NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show in Denver held Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
“Engaging with issues ranging from HIV-AIDS awareness to homelessness has allowed Good Chemistry Nurseries to connect with our community on a whole new level,” Huron said. “We have seen how advocacy can lead to change, and it is our responsibility as a Cannabis business in this city to contribute to these causes.”
For more information or to schedule an interview with a Good Chemistry Nurseries representative, please contact Shawna McGregor at 917-971-7852 or email@example.com.
About Good Chemistry:
Good Chemistry is a leading provider of marijuana products and related services, and is committed to Leading the Way for people through the growth, production and use of cannabis. Good Chemistry is dedicated to cultivating the most consistent, high-quality cannabis available. Because we believe in leading the way and making life better for everyone, every strain is priced at $30 per 1/8, every day. We don’t have pricing tiers or shelf tiers. Just a great product at a great price. Good Chemistry’s two locations in Denver and Aurora offer customers an award-winning lineup of medical and recreational marijuana products and outstanding service from our highly educated and passionate staff. Good Chemistry has established one of the nation’s most sophisticated nursery programs, with grow operations in metro Denver that produce world-class products at the highest levels of quality, reliability and consistency. For more information, visit www.goodchem.org. Friend us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.
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