14 Dec 2011 - This Saturday actor and filmmaker Sean Cook (The Ward, The Hit List) opened up his Bel Air California estate for The Cash Hyde Benefit fundraiser to raise money for US´ youngest medical marijuana patient, Cash "Cashy" Hyde, who was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer when he was only two years old. Industry insiders like actor and comedian Tommy Chong, arrived from across the country to embrace and contribute to this cause.
Cash, now four, has responded well to a cannabis protocol designed to help ease recovery from ongoing radiation treatments, a scenario where traditional medicines had been ineffective. The Hyde family decided on the use of cannabis oil for their child after weeks of watching his body failing. Father Mike Hyde stated that the cannabis protocol has dramatically improved Cash's ability to eat, sleep and regain bodily function.
This October the family learned that the cancer has returned and father Mike says he's got about a 20 day window to try a holistic approach with a vegan diet and other methods to see if the tumor stops growing. If not, Cash has to have radiation that only gives him a 30% chance of survival and will probably leave him blind and with other health issues.
The well attended event, organized by The Art of Mary Jane Magazine and The Cash Hyde Foundation, has been covered by the film crew of Marijuana, Inc.´s MarijuanaIncTV LIVE and will soon be made available at www.marijuanainc.tv. Marijuana Inc.'s philanthropic commitment to the Cash Hyde Fund for Cancer Awareness was emphasized by a Platinum level donation to the event, and continues following an initial stock donation, with ongoing monthly donations through the calendar year of 2012.
Marijuana, Inc.'s CEO, Bruce Perlowin, stated, "We wanted to help make the event a success not only for Cashy, but to bring awareness of the benefits of medical marijuana to cancer patients nationwide. Through our friends, The Art of Mary Jane Magazine, Tommy Chong, Sean Cook and everyone who took the time to attend and participate in the silent auction at the event, we brought new attention and funding for Cash's fight for life."