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Ink Ribbon Foundation Receives $3,368 from Shango Las Vegas Donation

Ink Ribbon Foundation Receives $3,368 from Shango Las Vegas Donation Breast cancer charity to use Pink Merchandise sales for cover-up tattoos

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LAS VEGAS, Nov. 19, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Ink Ribbon breast cancer charity founder Kim Maddi had to adjust her plans for 2019 after raking in far more donations than she expected during October. With a fledgling nonprofit, Maddi had hoped to sponsor one or two women for cover-up tattoos and makeovers in 2019. After Shango Las Vegas dispensary partnered with Ink Ribbon Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, her goals have expanded.

Shango Premium Cannabis created pink merchandise to raise funds for the Las Vegas nonprofit group that pays for scar cover-up tattoos. Shango created and sold a line of pink merchandise to sell, including men's and women's shirts, socks, hats, hoodies and lighters with pink logo accents.

"That big money means we will be able to help at least three women at the start of 2019," Maddi said after receiving her donation from Shango Las Vegas. "This has definitely changed our goals."

Finding a nonprofit to donate funds has been a challenge for Shango. After being spurned by three national and a few local charities devoted to helping women with breast cancer, Shango Las Vegas turned to Ink Ribbon, which gladly accepted a new partnership.

"Ink Ribbon Foundation is honored to accept donations from cannabis companies," Maddi said. "I have been blown away by the professionalism within the cannabis community."

Ink Ribbon provides cancer survivors in the Las Vegas area either mastectomy scar cover-up tattoos or areola restorative tattoos. Each woman also receives a photo shoot and a hair and makeup session. In all, the services provided come to $1,000 per client.

"I wanted a way to give back to my new community of survivors in a real and tangible way, while also making mastectomy scar cover up tattoos more mainstream and accessible to those who want it," Maddi said. "We are a little on the edgy side, which is why a partnership with the edgier side of natural medicine is a perfect fit."

Maddi received her donation along with a Big Check from the owners of Shango Las Vegas recently.

"To see that our donation will directly affect women who have suffered the traumas associated with breast cancer surgery makes our partnership with Ink Ribbon special," Brandon Rexroad, Founder and CEO of Shango. "To see how grateful she was to receive the donation makes us want to work harder in our next campaign. This is a gratifying opportunity for Shango Las Vegas to be able to help out a charity with the foresight to recognize the potential benefits of medical cannabis for both pre- and post-surgery situations. We admire their courage and we are thankful to have found Ink Ribbon."

Maddi said her next fundraising activity centers around Giving Tuesday after the Thanksgiving holiday for "anyone who wants to give before the end of the year."

To contact the Ink Ribbon Foundation, send mail inquiries to 7201 Scenic Desert Ct., Las Vegas, NV 89131, or email info(at)

About Shango: Shango is a premium cannabis brand licensed to a full range of award-winning cannabis products, including flower, extracts and cannabis-infused edibles, produced by select cultivators and processors in Oregon, Nevada, California and Washington. The Shango brand also is licensed to three full-service recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries in Oregon, California and Nevada. A recognized leader in the cannabis marketplace and industry, Shango sets the highest standards for product quality and consistency, and business conduct. Shango is committed to cannabis education and is a fierce advocate of the safe and responsible use of cannabis products. Shango Las Vegas Premium Cannabis is located at 4380 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV, 89121. Call 702.444.4824 for more information or go to

Contact: Richard Gubbe, Shango, 815.670.2620 or Virginia Martino, Brand Ltd., 702.257.2345



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Last Updated: 19-Nov-2018