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Giving Back – The Marfan Foundation Donation

Marfan syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. It also plays an important role in helping the body grow and develop properly.

About 1 in 5,000 people have Marfan syndrome, including men and women of all races and ethnic groups. About 3 out of 4 people with Marfan syndrome inherit it, meaning they get the genetic mutation from a parent who has it. But some people with Marfan syndrome are the first in their family to have it; when this happens it is called a spontaneous mutation. There is a 50 percent chance that a person with Marfan syndrome will pass along the genetic mutation each time they have a child.

Because connective tissue is found throughout the body, Marfan syndrome can affect many different parts of the body as well. Features of the disorder are most often found in the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints, and eyes. Some Marfan features – for example, aortic enlargement (expansion of the main blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body) – can be life-threatening. The lungs, skin, and nervous system may also be affected. Marfan syndrome does not affect intelligence.

Our Contribution:

Every quarter we donate 2% of all our online sales on CannaSmack.com to charity. Because we are not allowed to openly fundraise for most organization we ask our #CannaSmackSquad to suggest charities to us.
This quarter is near and dear to us as we have donated to The Marfan Foundation through one of our most supportive CannaSmack Squad members Christy Nath (AKA @marfanladynath).
We are so happy to be able to do this and thank everyone who helped do so by simply buying our products.

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