CNA Stores CEO Rob DiFazio and His Family Participate in 2022 Pan-Mass Challenge
Amesbury and Haverhill, MA – The CEO of CNA Stores, a veteran-owned cannabis company with retail dispensaries in Amesbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts, rode in the 2022 Pan-Mass Challenge with his family. A participant since 2014, DiFazio shared the impact that the PMC has had on him and his family, and encourages donations that will directly benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. DiFazio’s family team raised over $5,700 in funds for the 2022 PMC this past weekend and will continue raising funds in support of Dana-Farber.
DiFazio has made philanthropy a personal commitment and a priority for CNA Stores, which has benefited several local organizations in Massachusetts. The CEO and his wife, Joy have been riding in the PMC for the last decade, but this year’s race marks the first that their son, Shea will be joining them.
When DiFazio started riding it was to support his friend Diane and her fight against lung cancer, but his list has unfortunately grown to add his mother, uncle, and friends. A few years ago, his friend Michelle was diagnosed with cancer and sadly, cancer took her at the age of 47. DiFazio, along with his family and friends, continues to participate in the PMC as a way to ensure that Michelle and all loved ones lost to cancer will never be forgotten.
“Rides like the Pan-Mass Challenge make the funds available to find a cure,” CNA Stores CEO, Rob DiFazio said in a statement. “I’m a firm believer that we are going to be the generation that cures cancer, but in order to do that, we need to raise the funds.”
The Pan-Mass Challenge has raised $831 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since its inception over 40 years ago, and 100% of rider-raised donations benefit Dana-Farber.
CNA Stores have implemented a charity jar program in their dispensaries that benefit a different local organization each month, and the charity for August is LUNGSTRONG, an organization that is dedicated to funding research on lung cancer and participates annually in the Pan-Mass Challenge. In the past year, CNA Stores received the Volunteer Appreciation Award from Amesbury Council on Aging for their dedication to helping older adults in the community through various programs including the Snow Angel project. CNA Stores are dedicated to supporting local charities, specifically those that benefit veterans and the environment.
Fundraising after the 43rd PMC weekend stands at $47 million, with the ultimate donation goal of $66 million. Please visit this link to donate to be part of the generation that cures cancer.
About CNA Stores:
Since inception in 2019, the company has shown growth in popularity as well as their philanthropic efforts. At CNA Stores (Completely Natural Alternative) the mission is to cultivate Quality, Integrity, and Commitment. They produce the highest quality product that provides an unparalleled experience and promotes a better quality of life. Prided with Integrity to do the right thing even when no one is watching and committed to Veterans, the Community and the Environment, CNA makes a name for themselves. Additionally, they provide education for consumers to help them decide on the right product for them.