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What is Pain Awareness Month?

In 2011, a coalition of groups and organizations established September as a month to nationally recognize the chronic pain community. Named Pain Awareness Month (PAM), the goal was to increase awareness about how pain affects families, communities, the nation and the individual while also educating caregivers and healthcare professionals about various treatment options available to pain patients.

Throughout the entire month of September, endeavors are carried out by patient-centered organizations and people living with pain further expand the concept that chronic pain is a complex and stigmatized disease. PAM unifies the chronic pain population through an empowering approach such as events, virtual campaigns, visual awareness initiatives, and social media activities.

Join the 30-Day Challenge on social media

The 30-Day Challenge is an online, interactive initiative that allows participants to participate in daily challenges posted on the U.S. Pain Foundation’s Facebook page. Most days the challenge will ask you to carry out a task that can be completed within the comfort of your own home. All you need is internet access and a mobile device or laptop! When you participate in the challenges, use the hashtags: #USPainPAM17 #PAM17 #PainAwarenessMonth #USPain. 

Show support by changing your profile pic!

Show your support for the over 100 million Americans living with the complex and invisible disease known as chronic pain. A free graphic program will allow you to select a portrait of you and will automatically overlay a special PAM 2017 template. When you change your pic, use the hashtags: #USPainPAM17 #PAM17 #PainAwarenessMonth #USPain.

Together, we can make the invisible, visible!

TWITTER FEED

@US_pain

- 40 minutes ago

Do you live with migraine, know someone who does, or would like to better understand the disease? Check out the... https://t.co/KLOXBmmwnG
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@US_pain

- 57 minutes ago

Proud of our friends @RareDiseases who have 2 advocates on #CapitolHill today, supporting #raredisease community against #GrahamCassidyBill
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@US_pain

- 58 minutes ago

#GrahamCassidy bill hurts ppl w/ chronic pain who rely on quality coverage. Agree? Call Congress & ask they oppose it! #ProtectPatientsNow
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@US_pain

- 1 hour ago

We need your help with a new research survey! https://t.co/muyr0mdMoM
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- 1 hour ago

We need your help with a new research survey! https://t.co/R2L7sH12NF https://t.co/93ipwUT4vg
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COMMITTED TO CREATING PAIN AWARENESS

US PAIN royal blueU.S. Pain Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who live with chronic pain conditions and their care providers. Through a grassroots approach in the area of education, awareness, empowerment and advocacy, U.S. Pain joined in the movement to ensure September is nationally recognized as Pain Awareness Month (PAM).

With the creation of its PAM campaign to fall in line with the organization’s mission, U.S. Pain has been leading the effort when it comes to increased awareness for the over 100 million Americans living with chronic pain. PAM mirrors the organization’s mission to educate, connect, inform and empower the pain patient validates the person living with a rare, complex and/or incurable pain condition.

Through U.S. Pain Foundation’s PAM campaign, pain warriors can participate in a safe, nonjudgmental environment while being offered support, hope, community, and strength.

September 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
  • International Headache Society Global Patient Advocacy Summit
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
  • PAINWeek 2017 in Las Vegas
  • Ventura County CRPS and Chronic Pain Support Group
  • Tucson Pain Connection Chronic Pain Support Group
  • Mario's Pizzaria event
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
  • PAINWeek 2017 in Las Vegas
  • 2017 EDS Global Learning Conference in Las Vegas
  • LuLaRoe Fundraiser
  • Evening Pain Connection Live Conference Calls
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
  • PAINWeek 2017 in Las Vegas
  • 2017 EDS Global Learning Conference in Las Vegas
  • LuLaRoe Fundraiser
  • Boston Abilities Expo
  • NCPPP/U.S. Pain- A team approach to treating chronic pain
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
  • PAINWeek 2017 in Las Vegas
  • 2017 EDS Global Learning Conference in Las Vegas
  • Boston Abilities Expo
  • LIGHT UP THE LANDMARKS TODAY
  • Pain Awareness -Kroger Store
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
  • Boston Abilities Expo
11
  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
  • Senior Day Summit Expo Event in Canton, MI
  • The DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) Pain Connection Support Group
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
  • Clusterbusters Conference
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  • U.S. Pain Awareness Display
  • Clusterbusters Conference
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  • Spina Bifida Association's Walk-n-Roll
  • Pain Awareness -Kroger Store
  • Clusterbusters Conference
  • Arlington Town Day & Community Fair in MA
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  • Clusterbusters Conference
  • Holiday Market (and strip mall) Awareness Event
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  • Medicare Awarness Week Program
  • Pain Awareness Event at Howard County General Hospital
  • Support Group - RSD/CRPS and Chronic Pain
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  • Middlesex County Support Group in CT
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  • Pain Awareness -Kroger Store
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  • Quality and Innovation Summit
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  • Quality and Innovation Summit
  • Dine to Donate event
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  • Quality and Innovation Summit
  • Mot'us Floatation and Wellness Center event
  • Haus of Poke - Dining Fundraiser event
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  • Afternoon Pain Connection Live Conference Calls
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  • Pain Awareness event at Relax the Back store - TX
  • U.S. Pain Awareness Event