Why does Lynx CBD Support Cancer Research?
The team at Lynx CBD knew from the onset that they would model their business in a way that gave back to the community. When they landed on the idea of funding disease research and awareness, through the sale of CBD products, Cancer was the first disease Lynx CBD knew needed support.
Cancer is a chronic disease in which cells multiply through division at uncontrollable rates causing the destruction of bodily tissues. The second leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease, it’s responsible for nearly 600,000 deaths annually. With over 100 identified types of Cancer it’s easy to see how the disease is at the forefront of medical research. The six most common forms can be broken down into numerous subcategories. For example, Breast Cancer alone has 8 different types.
The most common types are:
- Basal Cell
As devastating as Cancer can be at any age, Lynx CBD was most inspired by the rise in childhood diagnoses. Since 1975 diagnosis in children under 19 years of age has risen by 27% according to NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Of childhood Cancers, Leukemia is the most common, accounting for more than 30% of cases each year. Commonly known as Blood Cancer, it obstructs a child’s body from effectively fighting infections.
Despite the rampancy of all Cancers types, it is considered by many to be preventable. In fact, The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that ⅓ of cases in economically developed countries are directly the result of weight management and obesity, sedentary lifestyles, or an insufficient and poorly balanced diet.
Since prevention starts with awareness, Lynx CBD believes they can make a difference through the sale of pure cannabidiol oil and other CBD products. When a purchase is made on the site, the customer is prompted at checkout to choose from one of four charities. Whichever charity is selected will receive a $1 dollar donation. Each donation does not increase the price of the products selected, but it does increase awareness. Recipients include Michael J Fox Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, and the American Cancer Society.