Run4Hope is in memory of Harper Elle Howard, the little girl with CDKL5 epilepsy who helped bring medical marijuana to Latin America, who lost her battle to CDKL5 disorder on Jan. 8, 2016. Worldwide, there are fewer than 1,000 diagnosed cases of this rare, life-threatening genetic disorder. But one in 22 people around the world have epilepsy — so research to relieve seizures will help millions who suffer daily. Additionally, Harper's brain is the first to be donated to CDKL5 research in another effort to help find a cure.
"We are thrilled to be once again participating in the annual Run 4 Hope festival for the 5th time. The passion and excitement for innovation found at the gathering aligns very closely to the mission of Medical Marijuana, Inc. and its subsidiary HempMeds®," said CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc. Dr. Stuart Titus. "Events like this are part of the driving force that is removing the stigma from medical cannabis and particularly hemp-based non-psychoactive / non-intoxicating CBD. Assisting medically challenged children where pharma meds have not, has improved the overall social acceptability of cannabis-based products and is making CBD more readily available to the masses."
"The Run 4 Hope festival features Moms helping Moms around the globe and the historic nature of one Dallas-based Mother's Facebook post that helped a Brazilian Mother find benefit from some of the effects of this rare CDKL5 disorder," continued Dr. Titus. "Eventually, this legalized hemp-CBD products, a cannabis plant derivative within the country of Brazil - a trend that is now sweeping to other Latin American countries. We are proud to be part of this story."
The run will take place at the Trivium Academy Cross Country Trail, located at 2205 E Hebron Parkway in Carrollton, TX75010. More information about the 6th Annual Run4Hope Festival and 5K can be found here.
HempMeds® offers mainstream marketing, sales, customer service, and logistics for the cannabis industry. HempMeds® is a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink: MJNA) and the Company's exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company. In addition to handling sales and distribution, HempMeds® is the communication hub for the Medical Marijuana Inc. portfolio of companies.
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