September is Pain Awareness Month and the American Pain Foundation (APF) is encouraging people to participate in its “Virtual March on Washington.” The online march is being held to give a voice to the millions of Americans who deal with chronic or acute pain, combating improper pain management practices and their impact on people’s lives.
You can personalize your message by adding your story to the “10,000 Voices Campaign.” APF is creating a “virtual wall of videos” from people in pain. In addition, the Web site will give you instructions on how to communicate with legislators and spread the word through popular social media networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Join the campaign to end chronic pain in women by sending letters to Reps Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), supporting a Congressional Hearing on specific pain conditions affecting women.
Further, APF will provide a toolkit of materials for you to use. Sign up on APF’s Web site to receive information throughout the month of September and to add your voice to the campaign.
The American Pain Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Baltimore, MD, that serves people in pain through information, advocacy and support. For more information, visit the APF Web site.