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November Awareness Observations

Nov. 11: Veteran's Day

Diabetes Awareness 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness

Caregivers Awareness 

Thanksgiving Week: GERD Awareness Week

Epilepsy Awareness

Nov. 16: Great American Smokeout

November Events

November 11th at 6 PM PST: A Night of Honor and Giving Gala: Register Here!
November 14th at 6 PM EST: Twitter Chat, Polypharmacy: Are you at Risk? This chat will focus on America's other drug problem: Polypharmacy. 
Hosted by: @US_Pain 
Guest: @TweetNCPIE 
Hashtag to follow is #KNOWvember 
You may also click on this link during the designated date and time to join the conversation:  Polypharmacy Twitter Chat
November 17th at 7 PM EST: Live YouTube event, Healthy Eating Habits for Rare Diseases. U.S. Pain Foundation's Pain Ambassador Calvin Eaton will share his knowledge and provide helpful tips he's learned during his pain journey to manage pain. The event will stream LIVE on Calvin's  Living With Fibromyalgia
 YouTube channel.
November 29th at 12 PM EST: Don't Take No for an Answer: Know Your Rights. This webinar, presented by Pain Ambassador Dania Palanker, will explore multiple issues regarding insurance coverage. Participants will gain a clear understanding as to their rights as a beneficiary and/or person living with chronic pain and/or a rare disease. 


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KNOWvember News
November 9, 2016
Dear Members and Fellow Pain Warriors,
 
Welcome to November! This month, we will be continuing our tradition of education through our KNOWvember campaign. This year's theme focuses on "Raising aRAREness" for rare diseases. Through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, this educational campaign will continue to explain a different rare disease and provide information about where you can learn more. We will also be hosting numerous educational events, so please check out our calendar of events. 

We would also like to thank everyone who helped our October fundraisers become huge successes. Your continued support and generosity is what allows us to continue our work throughout the pain community.

As the holidays begin and you continue to try to keep up, we want you to know that the U.S. Pain Foundation is here for you. We will continue fighting alongside of you throughout your journey, and will never stop advocating for you. 

Wishing you high-spirits and low-pain,
Paul Gileno
       Founder and President, U.S. Pain Foundation
 A Night of Honor and Giving 

U.S. Pain Foundation is honored to present a
Wings for Warriors Gala; "A Night of Honor and Giving." The event will honor veterans, spouses, and our military families for their sacrifices. 

Wings for Warriors is a 501c3, nonprofit organization in support of combat wounded military service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. 
The mission is to provide necessary tools, insight, and resources for wounded veterans as they go through the recovery process and transition into new realities. This is done through several different services. U.S. Pain Foundation is proud to offer this program for its veterans to make sure they know they are not alone. 
It is our hope that you will wish to support this much-needed event to create patient awareness and education.

Details
A Night of Honor and Giving
Veteran's Day: Friday, November 11, 2016
Arizona Biltmore Hotel
Phoenix, AZ
6pm - 10pm
 
$125 per person  I  $225 per couple
Cocktail hour begins at 6pm with dinner to follow. Silent auction, Music. 
Black Tie Optional

To find get more information or register to attend, please click here!
If you have any questions or would like to donate, please email:

The 2016 INvisible Projects 
In Their Own Words



In 2016, the INvisible Project honored the inspiring courage of our veterans and the gallant strength of pediatric pain warriors and their families. Please watch their bravery and pride as they share what matters most to them about using their voice and sharing their journeys with the world. 
Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award


"This year, there's been a whirlwind of activity within the patient-focused awareness and advocacy arena. We have seen disheartening legislation, regulation and recommendations being introduced or passed at the state and federal levels. At the same time, we've witnessed empowering movements and proactive concepts turned from dreams into realities. As we near the end of this historical chapter for America and patients living with chronic pain, it's fitting that U.S. Pain Foundation has unveiled an uplifting honor for pain warriors.
U.S. Pain recently announced nominations for the 2016  Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award had officially opened. This prestigious award is an annual recognition presented to a volunteer of the organization who has excelled in grassroots awareness and advocacy efforts for the pain community. The tribute was created to highlight the courageous and selfless efforts of Pain Ambassador Joselynn Badman of Indiana. The award is given to an Ambassador, Advocate and/or Volunteer of U.S. Pain who inspires others to make a positive difference by aligning with the organization's mission:  to educate, connect, inform and empower pain warriors while advocating on behalf of the entire pain community.
We're inviting interested individuals to nominate a pain warrior they feel is deserving of this high honor. The nominee must be a current U.S. Pain Ambassador, Advocate and/or Volunteer who exemplifies the attributes necessary to being a leader within the pain community and provides positive contributions to their local community..." - Continue Reading 


As part of our KNOWvember educational campaign, we held  an educational virtual program focused on the proposed CMS rule change to Medicare Part B. The webinar highlighted how the proposal would have harmful implications to chronic pain patients and doctors and U.S. Pain Foundation's Patient for Medicare Access campaign. If you missed the webinar and would like to listen in now, please REGISTER HERE! 

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