Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Donate 10% of May’s Monthly Proceeds to Hines VA Hospital
Funds Earmarked to Benefit Veteran Amputees
April 12th, 2016-
Starting May 1st through the end of the month, Midwest Compassion Center, a State licensed medical marijuana dispensary, will donate 10% of net proceeds to Hines VA Hospital. MCC has specifically earmarked the monies to benefit local veterans receiving treatment for an amputation.
Midwest Compassion Center co-owner Nicole van Rensburg stated, “We’re excited team up with Hines VA. Veterans are a group we work closely with, as many of them are registered as medical cannabis patients.”
“We have an ethic of service at Midwest Compassion Center,” said van Rensburg. “Of course, we serve our patients, but we also serve our community in many ways. The Hines VA campaign is one of my favorites because it gives us the opportunity to work with our patients in raising money for a worthwhile local organization.”
There is a growing veteran population in Will County, many of whom suffer from debilitating conditions that qualify for medical cannabis. Patients currently enrolled in the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program remark that cannabis has helped them with nausea, sleeplessness, anxiety, pain, and many other ailments.
About Midwest Compassion Center
MCC’s mission is to provide patients with personal, compassionate one-on-one care by employing professionally trained, knowledgeable staff who share a common goal of helping patients improve the quality of their lives. To learn more about medical cannabis, please contact Fred Marciniak (patient care specialist) at 630.359.3213
About Hines VA
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, offers primary, extended and specialty care. Specialized clinical programs include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery. The hospital also serves as the southern tier hub for pathology, radiology, radiation therapy, human resource management and fiscal services. Hines VAH currently operates 483 beds and six community based outpatient clinics in Elgin, Kankakee, Oak Lawn, Aurora, LaSalle, and Joliet.