For Grace's Women In Pain public service announcement featuring TV star Jack Coleman is now on the Pain News Network homepage! The video tells us that "women hurt more and are helped less" while Coleman shares how he's been personally touched by gender disparity in pain care. Thank you, Pat Anson at PNN, for this nice spotlight.
For Grace is thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources to The Mighty's wide-reaching readership. We'll now have a growing home page on The Mighty that will appear on many of its pain-related articles. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing chronic pain, chronic illness and disability. We encourage you to submit a story to The Mighty and make your woman in pain experience heard.
For Grace is pleased to share that State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and LA Supervisor Sheila Kuehl will Author our 2017 resolutions that will proclaim September as Pain Awareness Month. Also, September 22 will be acknowledged as Women In Pain Awareness Day to coincide with our 10th annual event, a Change Agent Summit. We're thrilled to have the two most fearless legislators - both who have been long-time champions for women's causes - on board!
Woman In Pain Ava Rice is featured for March's Story of the Month. Suffering from severe abdominal pain and fatigue, Ava was made to feel like a drug addict by her dismissive doctors who left her without hope, living on a couch and struggling to care for her toddler. With no answers in sight, Ava's marriage became strained. Her greatest wish is that someday pain care gender bias will be a thing of the past.