The Good Chemistry team came together to support HIV/AIDS awareness on Saturday, Aug. 20, as they walked in the Colorado Aids Project’s 29th annual AIDS Walk Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Region’s longest running one-day HIV and AIDS fundraiser. A team of Good Chemistry employees, friends and customers joined 8,000 other supporters to walk, run and raise money for awareness.
Good Chemistry Nurseries also operated a booth at the race, where visitors could snag Good Chemistry sunglasses and water bottles, perfect for the gorgeous weather on tap for the Walk.
“At Good Chemistry Nurseries, supporting AIDS Walk Colorado 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.”
Huron experienced firsthand the impact of 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.”
The race may be over, but donations are still being accepted here: https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?supId=0&ievent=1158248&lis=1&kntae1158248=2A7B4E09E7004CA7A24AD10004BD98A1&givenow=y