DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walking Raven Retail Marijuana Center is thrilled to announce its inaugural Raven Charity Open golf event benefiting the Denver Colorado AIDS Project. The legalization of medical and recreational cannabis has had an enormous, positive impact on the HIV/AIDS community, because many patients choose to use medicinal marijuana to manage their symptoms. Walking Raven invites people from all walks of life to join them in supporting this benevolent cause and helping to shed light on a disease that has been overshadowed in recent years.
Jeff Trujillo, the marketing and events manager for Colorado AIDS Project elaborates:
“The face of AIDS has changed dramatically over the years. People are no longer dying in mass as they were in the eighties and early nineties. With the assistance of new drugs, people with HIV/AIDS are living longer, healthier lives. At the same time, media coverage around the disease has decreased, bringing about the misconception that AIDS is over, therefore decreasing the disease’s visibility and the amount of community funding for the organization. Consequently, more people are now turning to organizations like Colorado AIDS Project for assistance. ”
Walking Raven is determined to increase awareness around this serious issue. With this golf tournament, the dispensary hopes to raise charitable funds while starting a proactive conversation around HIV/AIDS.
Luke Ramirez, owner of Walking Raven, states, “Walking Raven was founded on the ideal of helping patients with serious ailments including HIV/AIDS. Cannabis has been helping those afflicted with HIV for many years, and we are continuing this mission today and are proud to support the Colorado AIDS Project in their fantastic efforts to help those in need.”
Walking Raven invites the general public to ’hit the green’ with them to support the Denver, Colorado AIDS Project. The scramble style golf tournament will include contests and a silent auction. Guests will enjoy food and drinks as well as exclusive gifts and prizes, including a kit with balls, tees, a golf towel, hats, sunglasses and more.
The location is: Park Hill Golf Course, September 21, 2014, and tee time is at 1:30 pm. Reserve your spot today. You can register at firstname.lastname@example.org. The pricing is as follows: Single $115, Twosome $200, Foursome $375.
Walking Raven Retail Marijuana Center is located on 2001 S. Broadway (S Broadway and Asbury--the now famous "Green Mile" or "Broadsterdam" section of Denver). The dispensary was one of Denver's very first medical marijuana applicants in 2009, and it opened doors to adult retail marijuana sales in January of 2009.
For five years, Walking Raven Dispensary has effectively used business as a platform to change their community's perception of cannabis consumers and generate new revenues for the local economy. Walking Raven's mission is to provide high quality products and care at an affordable price.