On October 24th and 25th, the U.S. Pain Foundation is hosting two events at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park with the purpose of creating a clearer understanding of chronic pain and its consequences.
Attendees will see photographic displays (example pictured above) that capture the struggles, triumphs and resilient spirit of each of the 10 participants who are part of The INvisible Project. Positioned next to the displays will be an easle with more information pertaining to each individual’s pain journey.
“The INvisible Project not only increases awareness about pain and chronic medical conditions,” said Nicole Hemmenway, vice president of the Foundation, “it also shows the humanity and strength of pain warriors — those living with pain who refuse to let suffering define their lives. Since its inception in 2010, this project has made others living with pain realize they are not alone. It has also been used as an educational tool for legislatures to change laws, for doctors to better treat patients, and for patients to connect with others and gain validation.”
The INvisible Project Launch Party will take place on October 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and include passed hor d-ourves and beverages, including ONEHOPE wine and Strike beer. Dress attire encouraged. A fundraising event for U.S. Pain, the cost to attend is $75 per individual or $125 per couple.
The second event is titled Take Control Of Your Pain, a full-day patient-education seminar people with chronic pain and their caregivers to learn tools that will empower them to take control of their personal pain and medical journey. It will be held on October 25 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing; beverages and food are provided. Cost is $5.
Founded in 2006, U.S. Pain is a national non-profit created by people with pain for people with pain. Its mission is to validate pain, educate the public, and advocate for proper care while also emphasizing the importance of empowering those suffering to become proactive.