The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is an annual fundraising and awareness event comprised of a series of local walks held on the same day. In 2021 the event was held both live & virtually, involving thousands of participants, and raised more than $330,000 for research and other patient-centered programs.
About Chiari Malformation:
Chiari Malformation is a severe neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing many symptoms. It can strike children and adults and cause crippling headaches, neck pain, balance problems, trouble breathing, numbness and weakness in the limbs, and other issues. Unfortunately, there has been very little research on Chiari, and fundamental questions regarding its underlying cause, diagnosis, and treatment remain unanswered. It is estimated that Chiari affects 300,000 people in the US.
This year CannaSmack has donated 300 lip balms (Valued at $897 USD) for the John Dixon Park in Dixon, IL chapter. Each registered participant will receive a free CannaSmack Vegan Hemp Lip Balm.