Thursday, September 1, 2011

September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month – part of the Decade of Pain Research and Treatment established by Congress, which took effect in January 2001.

"Imagine a world where people with pain are believed. Imagine a world where people with pain are heard and shown respect and dignity. Imagine a world where pain is as important to manage or treat as any other disease. Imagine a World with Less Pain.

Imagine the possibilities — now is the time to rally together and speak out for the rights of the more than 116 million Americans who live with pain!  You can help APF make a difference today. 
Speak out and tell President Obama what YOUR World with Less Pain would be like. Your submission will be used to secure a first-ever presidential proclamation, officially naming September National Pain Awareness Month." (American Pain Foundation)

Here are some ways that you can help build awareness: 
  1. Add your Voice! 
  1. Spread the word.
    • Visit the “If I Lived in a World with Less Pain, I Could…” campaign event on Facebook and RSVP that you are attending.
    • Share the Facebook event on your wall during September and encourage others to support a presidential proclamation by participating in this campaign.
    • Ask your friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues, and health care providers to "Like" and RSVP to APF’s Facebook event and submit a response to the “If I Lived in a Word with Less Pain, I Could…” campaign.
    • Change your Facebook profile image to the “If I Lived in a World with Less Pain” image.
    • Spread the word on Twitter.
Our collective voice will make a difference!
 Together we CAN make a difference!
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