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September Events

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! We also have an Instagram account specifically for Pain Awareness Month, you can visit @USPainAwarenessM
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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. 

People with pain matter. 

Get Involved: PeopleWithPainMatter.org

#IAmAPainWarrior

Getting to Know The U.S. Pain Team

Who makes up U.S. Pain Team? People living with pain, just like you! Get to know more about them this month through the videos we will be posting! 

Check out the first two videos by clicking the links below: 

 

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Here is a simple way to raise funds ...  Amazon will donate a portion of your total purchases to the U.S. Pain Foundation.

Boscov's  Friends Helping Friends Event

This year U.S. Pain Foundation will be participating in Boscov's Department Store's 20th Anniversary of Friends Helping Friends Event on Tuesday, October 18th. A shopping pass for $5 can be purchased on our website as a $5 donation. A shopping pass will then be mailed to you. The pass can be used at any of their 44 locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Maryland, Ohio and Meriden, Connecticut. This shopping pass will entitle you to a 25% discount off your purchases made on this day only. 100% of the ticket sales will go to U.S. Pain Foundation. In addition, you are eligible to win a $100 or $500 gift card! Holidays are just around the corner! Thank you for your support and Happy Shopping!!

Happy Pain Awareness Month! 
September 22, 2016
Dear Members and Fellow Pain Warriors,
 
Through the work of our amazing members, ambassadors, and team, the U.S. Pain Foundation is becoming a household name this September. It is so powerful to see the strength and dedication of pain warriors thus far, and we are grateful for your continued support and dedication to our work. 

Although we have reached our final week of Pain Awareness Month, U.S. Pain is still raising awareness and advocating for pain patients in events throughout the country. Advocacy and education doesn't stop for the U.S. Pain Foundation at the conclusion of Pain Awareness Month. 

We are proud of each and every one of you for your ability and bravery day in and day out. U.S. Pain will continue fighting along side of you throughout your journey, and continue advocating for your rights. 

Wishing you all a low-pain and high-spirits day,
Paul Gileno
            Founder & President, U.S. Pain Foundation
Patients For Medicare Access
Next Step: Tweet the Candidates

As the nation prepares to watch the first Presidential debate between Hilllary Clinton and Donald Trump, we will be learning of their visions on the future of our healthcare. That's why we are asking you to tweet both candidates, urging them to stand with us, the pain patients and caregivers and protect patient access by stopping the Medicare Part B demo.

U.S. Pain Foundation's Patients for Medicare Access campaign is launching its next phase: Tweeting the Candidates. How do you participate? It's simple! Just visit  www.patientsformedicareaccess.org and authorize your Twitter account, entering your contact information to tweet the Presidential candidates. Tweets will surround message that supports patient access to the treatments we all deserve and many need.

With your help, we can direct the Presidential candidates' attention to the dangers that CMS' proposed Medicare Part B changes pose to patients living with pain. Help by taking action today, and be heard!
(CLICK HERE TO TWEET THE CANDIDATES TODAY!) Hyperlink:  http://bit.ly/2bc7WZu

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


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. 

Last year, 895 individuals signed the pledge. We are pleased to announce that after the third week of Pain Awareness Month, we have had 773 individuals sign the pledge ! We need your help to reach our goal so please continue to share the pledge on your social media outlets during this final week of Pain Awareness Month! Thank you for your continued support. 

U.S. Pain Members Show More Responsible Behavior When It Comes to Over-the-Counter Medicine Usage

U.S. Pain Foundation members recently took a survey regarding over-the-counter (OTC) medication use. We are proud to announce that our members showed more responsible use of OTC medications compared to the general public consumer survey. In fact, 58% of U.S. Pain poll-takers consider it very harmful to not seek advice from their doctor or pharmacist before beginning a new prescription, compared to 38% of the general public. Further, 71% of our members consider the impact of taking an OTC medication with other medications, as opposed to 46% of the general public. To see the full results,  Click Here!

 Pain Warrior Pride 

The U.S. Pain Foundation is proud of Ambassadors and Advocates showing off their pride this month by decorating specified areas in their towns. They are showing towns throughout the nation the bravery and strength of pain warriors! 

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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