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—Georgia O'Keefe

Press Releases

For Grace to Host 10th Annual Event “Change Agent Pain Summit” and Webcast: “Your Voice, Your Solutions to Improving Pain Care”
The September 22nd Summit will gather people with pain and their caregivers to discuss barriers to pain care and find solutions for a better tomorrow
August 2017

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For Grace to Host 9th Annual Women In Pain Conference and Live Webcast: “Pain Takes a Vacation: Actions and StrategiesThat Get Us Away”
The September 23rd “By Women In Pain, For Women In Pain” conference has a flare for the islands while focusing on the power of distraction to promote self-care and better chronic pain management
August 2016

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For Grace to Host 8th Annual Women In Pain Conference and Live Webcast: “Transform Pain Into Strength: The Power of the Comeback”
The September 11th “By Women In Pain, For Women In Pain” conference will focus on building and sustaining resilience to overcome the daily challenges of chronic pain
August 2015

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For Grace Hosts 7th Annual Women in Pain Conference and Live Webcast: “Accepting Pain: Our New Normal”
The Sept. 12 conference will aid, comfort and empower women challenged by chronic pain, emphasizing acceptance, behavioral therapies and exploring “The Chronic Pain Hero’s Journey” as a path to better wellness and pain management
August 2014 

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For Grace to Host 6th Annual Women in Pain Conference and Live Webcast: “Getting Real: Transforming Hidden Truths Into Positive Action”
The Sept. 13 conference will focus on chronic pain and coping choices, with a special emphasis on positive actions and forgiveness
July 2013

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Battle for Grace: A Memoir of Pain, Redemption and Impossible Love
Cynthia Toussaint’s story is about real pain‐wrecked lives. Real life‐affirming love. Real hope and life lessons. And, most of all, a miraculous recovery despite real healthcare indifference.
March 2013

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For Grace Launches The Wonder Project
The nine-song CD set draws on the healing power of music therapy to promote wellness and enhance the quality of life for patients with severe disabilities
November 2012

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For Grace Responds to Fail First Veto
For Grace-Sponsored Legislation Would Have Limited Practice of Step Therapy; Ensured that Millions of Californians with Chronic Pain Could Access Critical Treatments
October 2012

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5th Annual Women in Pain Conference and Live Webcast: “Finding Your Tribe”
The Sept. 14 conference will focus on pain and relationships, with a special emphasis on the caring for a person with pain
June 2012

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4th Annual Women in Pain Conference—”Reframe Your Pain, Reclaim Your Life”
The Sept. 16 conference will examine the psychology of pain and the positive side of the pain experience, and give women the tools they need to reclaim their lives
May 2011

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AB 369 Exposes Red Tape That Hurts
Pain Organization Urges Passage of Bill that would Restrict Unethical Step Therapy Practices by Insurers
April 2011

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3rd Annual Women in Pain Conference—”Raising the Curtain on Pain”
Women in Pain, Their Caregivers and Healthcare Providers Will Gather in Los Angeles to Educate, Support and Empower Women to Take Responsibility for Their Own Health and Spiritual Wellness 
June 2010

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Patients, Physicians Urge Passage of AB 1826
Health Bill Aims to End Unethical Treatment of Patients
 April 2010

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AB 1826 Exposes Red Tape That Kills
Pain Organization Urges Passage of Bill that would Ban Unethical Step Therapy Practices by Insurers
February 2010

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2nd Annual CME Women In Pain Conference—”Building Bridges to Optimal Health”
500 Women in Pain, Caregivers and Healthcare Providers Will Gather in Los Angeles on September 18 to Help Empower Women as Healthcare Advocates
June 2009

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New Women In Pain PSA Featuring Heroes Star Jack Coleman
Exclusive PSA to Premiere at Inaugural Women in Pain Conference on May 30
May 2008

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First Annual Women in Pain Conference—”Gender Matters”
Conference to Focus on the Gender Inequalities in the Treatment of Pain Groundbreaking Event to Bring Together Physicians, Patients and Policymakers
February 2008

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Women in Pain Awareness Month in California
For Grace to Publish a Patient Story Every Day in February to Focus Attention on Gender Bias and the Undertreatment of Women in Pain
January 2007

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For Grace Broadens Its Mission
Former RSD Awareness Organization Makes Women In Pain Its Primary Focus
December 2006

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RSD Education Bill Vetoed by CA Governor
Public Awareness Campaign Denied Signature for Little Understood Disease that Affects Up to 6 Million Americans
October 2005

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Champion of Women in Pain Talks to ABC News
Cynthia Toussaint Discusses Bias Across America Involving the Undertreatment of Women in Pain
May 2005

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Response to Paula Abdul’s Diagnosis of Chronic Pain Disorder
For Grace Founder Has Lived with RSD for 23 years
April 2005

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