The 2018 #PainWarriorsUnite Campaign

Pain Awareness Month provides an opportunity for pain warriors across the U.S. to come together and form a united front. The U.S. Pain Foundation’s pain warrior bracelet serves as a symbol that reflects unity and strength within the pain community while encouraging pain warriors to keep fighting for proper care.

This year, U.S. Pain has selected to make unity the theme for Pain Awareness Month. The #PainWarriorsUnite theme is directly connected to the pain warrior bracelet and to the idea that the people who live daily with pain should be at the forefront of all pain related discussions.

Chronic pain comes in many shades. The descriptions alone can be colorful: throbbing, shooting, aching, burning, freezing, and so many more. Pain patients rarely describe their pain by using only one of these vivid explanations. Just as there are innumerable ways to describe pain, there are countless conditions that  can cause or contribute to chronic pain; each condition is represented by its own awareness ribbon color.

Our rainbow of colors represents all the many different conditions that cause pain. The bracelet itself is a constant reminder that we are strong and that we are warriors in the fight against pain.

Ready to get involved? Complete the PAM form now!

Show support by changing your profile pic!

Show your support for the over 100 million Americans living with medical conditions that cause pain. Add the #PainWarriorsUnite twibbon to your social media profile image this September! When you change your pic, use the hashtags: #PainWarriorsUnite #PAM2018 #USPain #30DayChallenge #PainAwarenessMonth.

The History of Pain Awareness Month

In 2001, a coalition of groups and organizations established September as the official month for the chronic pain community to receive national recognition
. Organizations across the country come together during  the month of September with the combined goal of bringing awareness and highlighting how pain affects individuals, families, communities, and the nation. These awareness goals include educating caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the community about available treatments – ranging from alternative to mainstream – that may complement existing care for a more holistic approach to pain management.

The U.S. Pain Foundation encourages volunteers to get involved in PAM through organized activities tailored to fit the different needs and abilities of pain warriors. Throughout the entire month of September, volunteers for U.S. Pain work in conjunction with other organizations to empower and unify the chronic pain community by spreading awareness through events, virtual campaigns, visual awareness initiatives, social media, and other PAM activities.

Pain awareness initiatives exist beyond September!

U.S. Pain provides activities for volunteers year-round. Learn more about the Ambassador program and the current opportunities available at

Current Ambassadors, remember to keep U.S. Pain apprised of your awareness efforts by sharing your activities year round through the Ambassador Activities form. This allows U.S. Pain to not only track your involvement, but it also allows you to receive recognition for your accomplishments.

Quick Facts About Pain:


The mission of U.S. Pain Foundation is to educate, empower, connect, and advocate for people living with chronic conditions that cause pain. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who live with painful conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation helps individuals find resources and inspiration.

Together, we can make the invisible, visible!

A special thank you to our 2018 Pain Awareness Month sponsors Pfizer and Lilly for supporting U.S. Pain's efforts to unify the pain community.