Beautify in Blue: Highlighting the bravery of pain warriors
Decorate your community with beautiful blue ribbons and signage! Beautify in Blue is a visual campaign that not only raises awareness regarding the various types of invisible pain, but it also empowers fellow pain warriors by validating that they are not alone. The blue ribbons and signage on trees, lawns, libraries, community centers, town halls and similar venues highlights the bravery, courage and perseverance of pain warriors while helping them to know that they are supported by their community. Volunteers and pain ambassadors for the U.S. Pain Foundation are all invited to participate in the campaign and encouraged to recruit friends and family members to help them decorate!
How does the program work?
First, an individual must fill out a commitment form to ensure he or she takes responsibility for the Beautify in Blue materials as well as the set-up, maintenance, and breakdown/clean-up of the materials. Each participant then approaches his or her local government with a campaign letter that explains the program, encourages town participation, and requests permission to decorate public/community property.
Once approved at the municipal level, the volunteers put up the Beautify in Blue materials throughout the community. The signs and ribbons will remain on display for the entire month of September to coincide with PAM. Once PAM concludes, the volunteers will take down the decorations and hold onto them for future PAM campaigns.
If you are interested in adorning your downtown area, town halls, grassy areas, libraries, and other municipal areas, please submit the PAM activity form and complete the commitment form. Once you have signed the document, it can be printed and signed or electronically signed before it is uploaded. To electronically sign your commitment form, you can take a screenshot and sign using an image program like Microsoft’s Paint. You can also mail your completed form to the U.S. Pain Foundation directly:
The U.S. Pain Foundation
670 Newfield St., Ste. B
Middletown, CT 06457
Once your commitment letter has been received, the official campaign letter for you to present to your town will then be provided.