Allsup Supports U.S. Pain Foundation in Bringing Attention to Chronic Pain during National Pain Awareness Month
#LetsTalkAboutPain, hosted by the U.S. Pain Foundation, sheds light on the power of sharing experiences of individuals living with chronic pain
Belleville, Illinois — September 18, 2019 — Allsup, the nation’s premier disability representation company, remains committed to supporting the significant contributions of the U.S. Pain Foundation in raising awareness of chronic pain caused by severe illnesses and injuries, such as arthritis, cancer and back or spinal cord injuries.
September is National Pain Awareness Month, a time when the U.S. Pain Foundation kicks off its annual initiatives, such as advocacy activities that encourage public involvement. This year, the organization’s campaign is centered on the theme, #LetsTalkAboutPain.
Individuals from all backgrounds were invited to share their personal stories about living with chronic pain for a “Pain Awareness Storyathon.” Videos are being shared daily throughout September and can be viewed at www.uspainfoundation.org/storyathon. The stories also are available on the organization’s YouTube channel. Those who missed the Storyathon video deadline may share a written story by visiting the Storyathon webpage.
In addition, the U.S. Pain Foundation has multiple educational events, social media giveaways and public awareness efforts taking place this month. U.S. Pain Foundation also launched a downloadable toolkit, which includes materials to help chronic pain advocates reach out to their local networks.
For more information about U.S. Pain’s activities, visit www.uspainfoundation.org.
ABOUT U.S. PAIN FOUNDATION
Founded in 2011, the U.S. Pain Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain. The mission of the U.S. Pain Foundation is to empower, educate, connect, and advocate for individuals living with chronic illness that causes pain, as well as their caregivers and clinicians.
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