NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 6, 2017 – The Caladrius Network will hold its first event Nov. 19, 6 to 9 p.m. at Elixart in Nevada City to benefit catastrophically ill children. The Rainbow Girls will headline the benefit.

The benefit costs $15 to attend and will feature a performance from Sebastopol-based folk trio The Rainbow Girls, a raffle, art work for sale, and talks from caregivers. The event benefits The Caladrius Network, a non-profit that currently serves 200 families affected by catastrophic illnesses.

The Caladrius Network provides a setting where families of catastrophically ill children may learn about potential cannabis medicine options. When rare and catastrophic illness hits, many families are left with no medical options other than cannabis. In some conditions it can be the only medicine that is effective.

“The focus of the Caladrius Network is to support parents of catastrophically ill children with up-to-date information and therapeutic cannabis products at no cost,” said Forrest Hurd, founder and director of The Caladrius Network. “Our goal is to prevent another child from dying before given the chance to try safe options that have worked for so many families.”

The cost for quality cannabis medicine for children needing significant doses can add up to thousands of dollars a month. The Caladrius Network has partnered with innovative pioneers in the cannabis industry who are committed to social good. Through their charitable donations we are able to provide clean, tested cannabis medicine to qualifying families at no cost, ever.

“We want to be able to help as many families as possible. To keep up with the growing demand, a fundraiser is necessary,” said Hurd, who is also father to Silas, who uses cannabis-based medicine for his severe seizure disorder. “We encourage the public to attend and to learn more about the families we serve.”

The Caladrius Network’s mission is to improve the quality of life of catastrophically ill children and their families through education and individualized cannabis therapies. Visit for more information.

For information on The Rainbow Girls, visit

Elixiart is located at 408 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif.