A Phoenix-based marijuana dispensary is giving away pre-roll joints to customers who donate a bra in a campaign to support breast cancer awareness while supporting an Arizona nonprofit group. That sounds like a lot of rolling papers are being used for this great event to bring awareness to breast cancer. The Mint Cannabis and Check for a Lump collaborated to create the Buds ‘n’ Bras campaign. The campaign aims to highlight the vital needs for breast cancer screenings and raise funds for related support services.
Now through October 15, customers 21 and over who donate a new or gently used brazier at any of The Mint’s three greater Phoenix dispensary locations will receive a free pre-roll. Individuals who donate 10 bras will also receive a free breast cancer awareness t-shirt, with a limit of one joint and one shirt per customer, per day. The bras will be given to Check for a Lump, which receives a cash donation for each bra donated. The Mint’s goal for the campaign is to collect 4,200 bras to support the nonprofit.
During the seven-week campaign, the Mint will also donate $1 from every pre-roll sale to the nonprofit. Since the stalling coronavirus pandemic, nearly 6,000 new cases of breast cancer and 900 deaths are expected in Arizona this year, according to a statement from The Mint. A Study from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science found that the number of mammograms declined 87 percent compared to the same period a year earlier. To address the problem, the Buds ‘n’ Bras campaign will include breast screening events held at its dispensaries in conjunction with Check for a Lump.
Screenings will be conducted aboard the mobile mammography bus(MOM) from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 18 at The Mint’s Phoenix dispensary, and on Sunday, October 9 at the Mesa location, Patients can call (480)-967-3767 to pre-register for a screening. All Mint locations will also share information about how to participate in the Check for a Lump Pink Out 5K walk/run planned for Saturday, October 2 at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. The company will also sponsor a booth at the event where it will collect new and gently used bras for the nonprofit group. This is a great way for the marijuana community to come together to create events such as the Buds ‘n’ Bras campaign.