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Jackson's Honest donates Feb. online sales to AGSAA in recognition of Rare Disease Day

Jackson's Honest Truck on July 4, 2016

Photo: Jackson's Honest co-founder Scott Reamer mans the wheel as his son Jackson rides shotgun before a boisterous crowd along Elk Avenue during the 2016 Independence Day Parade in Crested Butte, Colo. For more than a decade, the rare disease that struck Jackson at a young age went undiagnosed.

Initially, the Jackson’s Honest plan to recognize Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28 was to donate all sales proceeds from jacksonshonest.com during February to AGS Americas Association for research and clinical trials. Come March, Jackson’s Honest CEO/founder Megan Reamer had a bigger, better idea.

“Let’s donate all February sales,” said Megan. “Not merely proceeds.”

Done.

In March 2017, the Jackson's Honest team donated all online sales at jacksonshonest.com during February to AGSAA. Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS) is a rare disease with limited government funding.

“We are thrilled to receive this generous donation from Jackson's Honest," said AGSAA president Stephanie Weinberg. "There is still so much to learn about this rare autoimmune disorder. Every penny we can put toward research means the world."

The work by AGSAA is dear to the mom and pop behind the mom-and-pop business that is Jackson’s Honest.

The first of Megan and Scott's four children, Jackson began suffering troubling symptoms — weight loss, spasms, gastrointestinal distress — between his first and second birthdays. What was causing those symptoms would be a mystery for more than a decade as the Reamers visited with doctors from coast to coast in search of a diagnosis.

Without answers, as a recent Denver Post article about Jackson's Honest deftly outlined, the Reamers scrutinized what they could control: Jackson's diet. And via trail and error, the Reamers learned that the type of saturated fat found in coconut oil, in which Jackson's Honest chips are made, helped to alleviate Jackson's symptoms.

At long last in 2014, the Reamers had a diagnosis from the National Institutes of Health. AGS is a rare autoimmune disorder that mainly affects the brain, the immune system and the skin in infants and babies. For more information about AGS, visit agsamericas.org. For details on Rare Disease Day, visit rarediseaseday.org.

"Rare Disease Day and the Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome Americas Association are very important to Jackson's Honest, and we're thrilled to make a donation to this worthy cause in support of AGS research and clinical trials," said Megan, who also serves as the treasurer for AGSAA.

Giveaway: Let's celebrate National Potato Chip Day!

National Potato Chip Day

We’re saluting National Potato Chip Day on Tuesday, March 14 with a one-day giveaway on three — count 'em, 3! — different social-media channels.

Visit our Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook for a chance to win at random six bags of Jackson's Honest potato chips made with nutrient-dense, organic coconut oil and packed with plant-based, saturated fat. That's right: We're offering a half-dozen sacks of The Original Coconut Oil Chip® on each of the three social-media channels.

Visit each channel for details on how to enter (U.S. addresses only). Winner to be announced on each channel Wednesday, March 15.

Have you read this far? Allow us to express our gratitude! In recognition of National Potato Chip Day, we're also offering 20 percent off all flavors of coconut oil potato chips — that's right, 20%! — at jacksonshonest.com for one day only.

You'll need this coupon code to claim the discount: POTATOCHIPDAY. It's good March 14 only. Stock up on coconut oil potato chips during this sublime holiday!

Giveaway: Hooray for National Tortilla Chip Day!

This Friday, Feb. 24 marks National Tortilla Chip Day, and you better believe that we will be celebrating! 

We've joined forces with some of our favorite dip companies to bring you a Chips and Dips GIVEAWAY! This is a prize that you're not going to want to miss out on. We've got bean dips from Better Bean, guacamole from HOPE Foods, salsas from Yai's Thai, plant based "cheeze" from Heidi Ho Organics and three big bags of organic coconut oil tortilla chips from yours truly.

Included in our tortilla chip launch this spring is an Organic Sprouted Red Tortilla Chip, and one lucky winner is going to get a shot at trying these bad boys before they hit the shelves!

This contest will run one day only, so don't miss out!