Dear pain warriors,

We are delighted to launch our 2020 Pain Awareness Month campaign in collaboration with Sunbeam®, this year's presenting sponsor. (Read the press release here!)

Our theme for 2020 is #MyPainPlan and will focus on the vital importance of an individualized, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain careas well as the barriers patients face in accessing this type of care. Below, we detail four important ways to get involved.

We hope you will take an active part in the month's activities!
Sincerely,

Nicole Hemmenway
CEO
U.S. Pain Foundation
Build your "pain plan" and receive a free gift!
While supplies last, everyone who creates a plan via MyPainPlan.org will receive a free heating pad from Sunbeam! Get started.
Explore our survey results
In August, 1,581 of you responded to our survey on barriers to care. We are pleased to share a 19-page report on the results. Learn more.
Join special events, starting this Thursday
Events kick off this Thursday with a presentation from Peter Abaci, MD, a renowned pain specialist and author. Register now.
Update your social profile!
Use our themed social media frame to update your profile pics on Twitter & Facebook. Update now.
More news
Memorial scholarship established
Pediatric Pain Warriors kick off My Marathon fundraiser
TONIGHT: Learn about core strengthening!
Pain Warrior of the Month: Mary Beth Lewis
Age: 51 years old
Location: Dayton, OH
Pain warrior role: Advocate and support group leader since 2017
Health conditions: Complex regional pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and osteoarthritis.
Tip for pain warriors: "Finding a good support group has really helped my mental health. Whether it’s online with Pain Connection Live or in-person, feeling understood is very beneficial. Also looking at multiple ways to approach pain, such as meditation, physical therapy, and counseling is useful."
Fun fact: "Since my husband’s in the Air Force, we have lived in five different states since getting married 26 years ago. Indiana, Virginia, Texas, Maryland, and Ohio have different cultures but all have welcoming people and allies."
Educational events
Other events:

Support groups

Pain Connection Live conference calls (open to all):

  • Thursday, Sept. 3 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET
  • Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 8 pm ET
  • Thursday, Sept. 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm ET
  • Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 am to noon ET
Pain Connection also offers location-based support groups that are currently meeting over Zoom. States with groups include: Arizona, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North and South Carolina, and Oregon.
New resources
U.S. Pain in the news
Your support
Allows us to continue advancing our mission to serve people with chronic pain. You can also support us by hosting a Facebook fundraiser or shopping with Amazon Smile.
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