1 DAY LEFT: Reason #1 why you should donate to Raise the Realm: Charlotte

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Meet Charlotte: As of Februrary 2015, Charlotte is 3 years 9..9% seizure free. While Charlotte used to struggle just to survive, suffering through 40+ grand mal seizures per day, she is now able to do many of the things that her twin sister can do. She has friends, rides horses, rock climbs, and even recently enjoyed a multi day family rafting trip along the Colorado river!

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CARERS Act Public Statement

Realm of Caring is encouraged by the support of Senators Booker, Paul, and Gillibrand in the introduction of the CARERS Act, and commend them for recognizing the desperate need for access for families and caregivers across the country to therapeutic hemp oil. We hope that this piece of their bill can continue to advance expeditiously so that those in need do not have to wait for yet another Congress to pass before caring for their loved ones. This is not a tomorrow problem. It is a today problem.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 2015

We know not everyone will be able to participate in every event, so we wanted you to see what we have planned for the rest of the year.

June 7 - Dateline Segment Airs- 7:00 MST

August 21 - 2nd Annual Golf Tournament - Colorado Springs

October 10 - Run for the Realm, Family 5K - Colorado Springs

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Volunteer Highlight : Deidre Smith

Volunteer of the Year 2014 | Hours given: 730

Q. What inspired you to volunteer for Realm of Caring (RoC)?

A. I saw what it was doing for the families and what a good cause it was. It was such a blessing to be involved with people that understood what I was going through with my daughter. I wanted to be able to help as many as I could with this opportunity.

Q. What do you do as a volunteer for RoC?

A. I help with promoting the organization with products such as embroidering the logo on shirts, bags and blankets, running the RoC store and creating products for fundraising events.

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The Realm Cares Financial Assistance Program (Realm Cares Program) will begin accepting applications soon. Something that has always been important to the Realm of Caring (RoC) is helping to lighten our clients’ financial burden. In the past RoC has been able do this by working with CW Botanicals and Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises to offer a discounted price on Charlotte’s Web products. We have also had the wonderful opportunity to present financial grants to clients that encounter financial hardship whenever the funds are available. One of RoC’s goals has always been to create an official program where clients can apply to participate in that will ensure a set period of time that they will receive financial grants to reduce the financial stress that they may be dealing with due to their current circumstances. The entire Realm of Caring organization is excited that the Realm Cares™ program is finally becoming a reality. It is our belief that by implementing such programs the people we serve will be able to focus on their health and ultimately a better quality of life.

You can support this program here
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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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Coalition for Access Now drops new federal bill alongside Rep. Scott Perry

WASHINGTON, DC - Coalition for Access Now announced a new bill this morning that would allow those suffering from debilitating conditions to gain access to life-saving hemp oil therapies across the nation. Rep.Scott Perry (R-PA), families, and other lawmakers just introduced this bill with bipartisan support on the Hill.

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Compassionate Access Act Public Statement

Realm of Caring is thrilled to hear about another bill in the U.S. Congress which would increase access to potentially life saving cannabis therapies. On April 14th, Representatives Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the Compassionate Access Act to reschedule marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD).

As Griffith stated, "it is time to research this further." The current schedule of marijuana, including CBD derived from marijuana, states it has no medicinal benefits. The Realm of Caring opposes this scheduling and states that cannabinoids have legitimate, positive effects, and, for some, cannabinoid therapies are the only form of care that relieves their symptoms. Children and adults across the country suffer needlessly because they lack access, and it is passed time for this to end.

Contact your lawmakers and tell them why increased access is important to you. Let your voice be heard!

Find your Senators' and Representative's contact information here.

View the press release and read the full bill here.

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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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