The U.S. Pain Foundation has a campaign every November to promote chronic pain. This month is all about teaching people about chronic pain and what they can do to help. This campaign was one of the reasons I looked into the U.S. Pain Foundation. It showed me that I could help make a difference in easy ways. Since I am a caregiver it also has opened the door to multiple resources for my mom and I.

This campaign shows everyone that there are simple ways to get involved even in governmental level issues. By signing a petition online or even going to your local official you can make a difference in the pain community. People sometimes underestimate the power of a social media post. Just teaching someone the bare minimum about chronic pain can be effective in making a difference!

If you are a pain patient this would be a great month to become an ambassador! If you would not like to sign up for that kind of commitment then share your story with our People With Pain Matter Program. This would also be a great month to join a local support group! Support groups are a great way to meet others with chronic pain or other caregivers. During these groups you can learn valuable information about different diseases as well as doctors or treatments that help. Contact the U.S. Pain Foundation or me to find a local support group in your area!

I am excited to see each and every one of you get involved in the pain community soon. Stay tuned for more details on the U.S. Pain Foundation's KNOWvember Campaign!

"Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds." -Orison Swett Marden

Garin Harris
Miss Teen International 2016


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