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The Realm of Caring Foundation is overwhelmed with excitement to announce the release of The Joy Fund, a relocation assistance program! This program has been in the making since the Henrietta Aigner and Joy Baldwin Family Foundation made a generous donation to help those moving to Colorado for legal access to cannabinoid therapies. The RoC is privileged to continue the legacy and generosity of Joy Baldwin, who suffered from ALS and used medical cannabis for relief from her symptoms.

Learn more at www.theroc.us/JoyFund

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The Realm of Caring Foundation is excited to focus on quality of life for our clients all year 'round! To encourage a stress-free and cheerful holiday season, we have arranged our first-ever RoC Angel Tree, which allows friends of the RoC to help contribute holiday gifts to nominated families in need. To allow our supporters far and near with an opportunity to help provide for a family, we have posted the RoC Angel Tree requested gifts on our Amazon Wish List. For your convenience, you can visit our Amazon page, purchase a gift, and it will be sent straight to our headquarters, where it will be wrapped and delivered to the family with love.

Share this link with your family and friends, and remember, these gifts will go to families in our community who need a little help purchasing clothing, shoes, and gifts for their children. Thanks for your generosity!

tinyurl.com/RoCAngelTree

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...Tis the Season...

'Tis the season for giving and gifting; and what better gift than giving! Now when you shop Emelias Moms Boutique and use the coupon code shoptheroc you get 5% off and 30% goes to the Realm of Caring Foundation! Emelia, Hollie's daughter, is diagnosed with Doose Syndrome, a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy.

    "My daughter was given her life back with the help of the Realm of Caring," says Hollie, describing Emelia's response and progress after starting Charlotte's Web Hemp Oil; "I want to help others and help RoC by doing what I can and supporting such a great cause!!"

Emelias Moms Boutique features personalized and monogrammed apparel and home-goods, "Hooded towels seem to be a customer favorite, as well as Emelia's" said Hollie. The online store also features wooden monogrammed wreaths, the perfect addition for festive home decor.

Be sure to get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting Realm of Caring!

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I am thankful for...

“I am thankful for being together with my family as we move through our journey.”

Nicole, Outreach Director

“I am thankful for having the opportunity to work with such fantastic dancers, and each day I have with my husband and our son Otis.”

Kathy, Care Specialist

“Thankful for mountain views, family, our extended Colorado family, hot chocolate, and access to cannabis.”

Sam, Integration Manager

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Elixinol, LLC Supports Realm’s Mission of Providing Support Services and Resources for Those Using Cannabinoid Products

BOULDER & COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – JAN 5, 2016 Elixinol, LLC today announced that it has teamed with Realm of Caring to fund research, education, and patient empowerment efforts locally in Colorado, nationwide, and throughout the world. As part of the partnership, Realm of Caring’s extensive client support resources will be available to all of Elixinol’s customers.

The Realm of Caring (RoC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization conducting research, providing education, and performing advocacy for those using cannabinoid therapies. They provide these services free of charge, “because quality of life matters.” RoC was established in 2012 by the Stanley Brothers, Heather Jackson, and Paige Figi — following the first two success stories of their children using Charlotte’s Web™. Three years later, the Stanleys and Paige have transitioned to other roles as Heather leads RoC in its efforts.

RoC clients are numerous and diverse; of the 19,000 members, 46% are under the age of 18. These clients are affected by a variety of disorders and diseases, including Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain, HIV/AIDS, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and many more. By collaborating on research with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Realm of Caring educates the general public and policy makers to the benefits and effects of cannabinoid supplements.

“Today marks an important milestone for Elixinol, as we make our products available to all Realm of Caring’s supporters through their amazing platform“, says Paul Benhaim, cofounder and CEO of Elixinol LLC. "The partnership between our organizations, and the complementary nature of our missions, will bring a great alternative to patients. The challenge today is the limited availability of reliable research, information, and support. Realm of Caring is leading the charge to educate clients and their families. We’re honored to be involved in their mission and excited to help make these critical resources available to more people.”

Paul Benhaim, Elixinol CEO is a Hemp-industry veteran with more than 30 years of management and leadership experience, and believes the partnership will create one of the strongest collaborations in the cannabis industry. "Within a short period of time Realm of Caring has demonstrated its commitment to quality and consistency, and established a strong brand in the process," said Benhaim. "Here at Elixinol we encompass a similar vision, and we strongly believe our collaboration will accelerate the spread of education and awareness "

“We (the industry) have come a long way from then (2012). The technology to advance whole plant extracts to improve their balance, efficacy, and delivery has ensured Elixinol’s products are the best bar none.” says Gabriel Ettenson, COO. “We now just want to expand our reach and help more people.”

“Realm of Caring is very excited to team up with Elixinol,” said Heather Jackson, Executive Director, Realm of Caring. “They are committed to quality products and innovative delivery mechanisms. Paul Benhaim has decades of experience in the hemp industry and is respected worldwide. Their hemp food products support health beyond their cannabinoid products. With Elixinol’s support, expertise, and products, we can expand our services to families and medical professionals worldwide.”

About Elixinol LLC:
Elixinol LLC is based in Colorado and has experienced significant demand for its innovative cannabinoid products. Elixinol was founded by a group of passionate leaders committed to bringing forth education and awareness on how people can live long, healthy lives and to naturally reducing the amount of disease we see in our world today. They source their products from the finest regions throughout the world with the highest quality organically grown plants and have state of the art product formulation and manufacturing facilities. Elixinol products include the Xpen (an innovative oral delivery system for CBD), Capsules, and Tinctures, all of which are available for nationwide online purchase and shipping via www.elixinol.com

About The Realm of Caring Foundation:
The Realm of Caring is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides support services and resources to those using cannabinoid products. The Realm is primarily lead by parent professionals whose children have benefitted from this therapy. The Realm of Caring currently serves nearly 19,000 members. For more information about the Realm of Caring’s programs and services, visit www.theroc.us.

Supporting Resources:

  • Contact Realm of Caring: 719-347-5400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Register for free client resources: theroc.us/clients
  • Contact Elixinol LLC: 844-804-3504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All Elixinol’s products are created and distributed in full compliance with State and Federal laws. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficiency of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. If you are taking any medication or are under treatment for any disease, please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using these products. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.
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Mary’s Medicinals Teams with Realm of Caring to Educate and Empower Clients Interested in Cannabinoid Therapy

Mary’s Supports Realm’s Mission of Providing Support Services and Resources for Those Using Cannabinoid Products

DENVER & COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – OCT. 15, 2015 – To help support medical cannabis patients, Mary’s Medicinals today announced that it has teamed with Realm of Caring to fund research, education and patient empowerment efforts both locally in Colorado and nationwide. As part of the partnership, Realm of Caring’s extensive client support resources will be available to all Mary’s Medicinals and Mary’s Nutritionals customers.

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Zaki Celebrates Three Years Seizure Freedom

Fall is upon us. I love this season. I always have. Even as a child watching with envy as the leaves defiantly did whatever they wanted; changing colors, and then as if saying, “I’m all done here…” falling to the ground to be a crunchy treat beneath my feet. Now, this season marks an anniversary for my family. A time of reflection of what my family has been through with Zaki (not unlike what you have been through.) From 17 pharmaceuticals failing him, hundreds of thousands of seizures, and hospice to Zaki also defiantly whispering in his spirit, “I am all done here….” and his healing beginning. We are three years seizure free in a couple of days, and he has a message for you…

I have a message also. Enjoy the season. Soak up every second with your friends and family. If that decade of unrest taught me anything, it was to be in the moment. I know some of you are away from your “original” family and friends, and I hope that you will connect with your RoC family here during this season; we have a ton of fun things for you to get involved with and make countless memories. You are not alone. In fact you are likely surrounded by more people who “get it” than you ever have been. I am incredibly proud of that. And for those of you not in CO, hold your family close. Enjoy this time. It is all we have. When it is gone, it is never to be regained.

I also get reflective of the year behind us, and tirelessly motivated to end the short remainder of the year with a bang. How many more families can we help? What can we do better? How can we serve you more, those who RoC our world? Whether I see you at the National 5k in a few days, or talk to you over the phone about our research opportunities, or maybe we can break bread at our end of the year client and volunteer appreciation holiday party… know that between now and then, you are in my thoughts, and I am hoping for improved health and quality of life for you and your loved ones. Also know that we are here to assist you in any way we can.

My team extends their love and warmth to you as we enter these last couple of months of another amazing year,

Heather Jackson, Executive Director

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Observational Research Registry (ORR) Update

In the last newsletter we announced the launch of the General Observational Research Registry (ORR). Sorry for the delay, we were making it perfect, it has now arrived. We had several willing participants call to find out more information on how to join, thank you for your interest you can enroll now. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to participate! Whether you have pain, cancer, multiple sclerosis or another chronic condition we want to hear about your response with cannabinoid products. The registry is IRB (Institutional Review Board) approved, which is the same process that a University goes through to conduct research. When is the last time you had the ability to impact health care is such a powerful way? If you have any questions, we would love to talk you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 719-347-5400 ext 109

Register here

Research Update

Research is a primary mission of RoC. Conducting research produces benefits in a multitude of ways. It provides the scientific information necessary to expand access; it also provides an in-depth look at diagnosis specific dosing for different cannabinoids. It is with research efforts that we have learned how well CBD works in a multitude of different cancers.

It is through research that we have been able to provide undeniable evidence that cannabis is helping with neurodegenerative diseases and it is from research that we can generate statistics on exactly how much money is being saved by clients and subsequently health insurance providers from using cannabinoid products. Your participation will also guide where clinical research needs to advance as well. If you are interested in participating, we have two observational research registries (ORRs): one specific to epilepsy and another for all other conditions. You can find the link in your client portal. If you entered a baseline on the epilepsy ORR, and never touched it again, it is not too late to enter a followup and update us on how you or your loved one is doing now. Thanks for participating and advancing our research initiatives.

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1.We provide great shirts, and encourage dressing up

Arrive in spandex tights festive in leaves and you will not be alone my friend. Don’t wear your best tutu if you want to participate in the color fun, which leads to reason two.

2. Neon paint available, and neon is always fun

Yes we know, color runs are really trendy right now so we are jumping on this flashy bandwagon. Brightly colored paint will be available to get drenched in neon. Bring your goggles, bandanas and stroller covers!

3. Have FUN, and FUND research

What other occasion will your team directly impact sorely needed research? Running is research, let’s do this!

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Letter from the Executive Director

Spring is here, the birds are chirping, tulips are blooming, lives are improving, my son Zaki is approaching 30 months seizure free - and filling our fundraising cup is underway. This month’s newsletter is focused on our fundraising efforts and why they are so necessary to the continuance of our organization's ability to serve its mission. When we say that the Realm could not do it without you, we mean it. We receive no government funding of any sort. We are completely and wholly funded by individual donors and organizations like yourself. We do continue to apply for grants but what we do may be considered a little unprecedented, so we have not realized any funding through grants... yet. I hold hope in this area.

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