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September Events
Sept. 7th-10th PAINWeek  in Las Vegas

Sept. 9th: Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting with Guest Speaker Felice Freyer, Boston Globe Health Science Writer from 11am - 12:30pm.   More Details

Sept. 10thSuicide Prevention Fundraiser from  7-10 PM 
Location: 1320 27th street, Suite C, Denver, CO

Sept. 11th: Stanford Back Pain Education Day
CEMEX Auditorium, Palo Alto, Ca
Free Live Streaming! More Info Here

Sept. 10th-11th: U.S. Pain table at Walmart Store #3476 from  1-3 PM 
Location: 39500 Ford Road in Canton, MI from  1-3 PM

Sept. 12th: U.S. Pain National Director of Policy and Advocacy, Cindy Steinberg, will be speaking at the University of New England on "The Role of Advocacy and Policy in Pain Management" from 12-1:30pm, Biddeford, ME

Sept. 12th: Senior Day Expo, featuring U.S. Pain Foundation booth. 
Location: Canton Township Library 
1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188

September 16th-18thBoston Abilities Expo at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Hall C

Sept. 16th-18thVET Mindfulness-based Wilderness Retreat at Healing Season Farms 
Location: plains of Southpark/Lake George, CO on Sulphur Mountain Road

Sept. 17th: Rhode Island Pain Awareness Event from  2-4 PM at the Johnston Senior Center 
Location: 1291 Hartford Ave., Johnston, RI

Sept. 17th: Arlington Town Day & Community Fair, U.S. Pain Booth, Arlington, MA from  10 AM-3 PM

Sept. 23rd: U.S. Pain National Director of Policy and Advocacy, Cindy Steinberg, speaking at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

Sept. 23rd-24th: The Academy of Integrative Pain Management 2016 Annual Clinic Meeting at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa 
Location: 23808 Resort Parkway
 
Keep up to date with everything going on this month on our website dedicated to Pain Awareness Month    HERE!


People with Pain Matter is a national campaign and online community dedicated to raising public awareness of the impact of chronic pain on 100 million Americans. 

By working with healthcare providers, policymakers, candidates and the media, People with Pain Matter seeks to advance policies and drive a national dialogue about the need for a national investment in effective, long-term pain management therapies. 

For starters, did you know the NIH allocates less than 1% of its funding to developing new therapies for chronic pain? That must change. People with pain deserve treatment, not labels.

Together, we can stop the stigmatization and marginalization of people with pain. 

People with pain matter. 

Get Involved: PeopleWithPainMatter.org

#IAmAPainWarrior


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Pain Awareness Month is Upon Us!
September 1, 2016
Dear Members and Fellow Pain Warriors,
 
Pain Awareness Month is here, and everyone at U.S. Pain is excited about all of the opportunities for individuals to feel empowered by becoming involved and taking action. To make participating and learning about events throughout the nation easier to navigate, we launched a new website for the month: uspainawarenessmonth.com

We encourage each of you to take the 2016 U.S. Pain Awareness Pledge and support the various campaigns,  challenges and events planned over the next 30 days. 

#WeArePainWarriors and together, we will make sure people with pain are heard. People with pain matter.

Thank you for your strength, and courage. Keep advocating for yourself and others ... knowing you are not alone on this journey. We are there with you.  Happy Pain Awareness Month!

Wishing you all a low-pain and high-spirits day,
Paul Gileno
            Founder & President, U.S. Pain Foundation
 Take the 30 Day Challenge: A Month of Empowerment

The 30 Day Challenge is an online, interactive initiative allowing you to participate in daily challenges via the U.S. Pain Foundation Facebook page. The majority of tasks can be completed within the comfort of your own home, so all you need is internet access and a mobile device or laptop!

For 2016, the theme for the U.S. Pain 30-Day PAM Challenge is empowerment

T he easiest way to join this virtual campaign is to visit the U.S. Pain Foundation Facebook Page and look for our daily challenges! 

When sharing, retweeting or participating in the challenges, please remember to tag U.S. Pain on Facebook and Twitter - @US_Pain

Additionally, we request you use the following hashtags:
#PAM16 #PainAwarenessMonth #USPain #IAmAPainWarrior
Optional:  #30DayChallenge #PeopleWithPainMatter 

The Pain Awareness Month campaign is on Instagram too! Follow @USPainAwarenessMonth to view photos highlighting efforts taking place this September! Tag @USPainAwarenessMonth for your chance to be highlighted on our websites and social media pages. 

Take The Pain Awareness Month Pledge

The Pain Awareness Month Pledge is a way to unite pain warriors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, lawmakers, and others in the form of an online promise. 

By electronically signing the pledge, you are empowering the pain community while supporting the organization's mission. It is  a simple way to show the nation that chronic pain is a disease, which needs to be addressed through policies, education and fair access to treatments.

We hope that you will join us in our effort to eliminate the discrimination and stigmas within society when it comes to invisible illnesses. 

Last year, 895 individuals signed the pledge. We are hopeful that we can surpass that number by leaps and bounds in 2016! 

Pain Awareness Month Proclamations

State Proclamations have been an ongoing initiative of U.S. Pain Foundation's Pain Awareness Month campaign. Feeling it was important to call upon key lawmakers to stand with their constituents during September, the U.S. Pain Foundation PAM Proclamation notes the number of Americans riddled with chronic pain, the cost the nation incurs as the result of chronic pain, and how increased awareness about the effects of chronic pain can result in better outcomes.

While delighted by the high turnout of proclamations already received from cities and states across the country, there is still time to request your community's support, recognizing the challenges of those with pain. To receive the proclamation template in order to submit to your town or city, please email:   

Real Hope, Real Heroes

Don't forget that The 2nd Annual Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala is quickly approaching! Register today, and share information with those you know who may want to attend. The evening will be honoring the kids and veterans who participated in the 2016 INvisible Project. For More Information: RHRH.eventbrite.com

 

Be Brave

Bravelets is working with the U.S. Pain Foundation to raise awareness for chronic pain by donating $10 from your purchase directly to the foundation. For an additional 20% off your purchase, use the code: BRAVE20

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