For Grace's quickly approaching 9th Annual Women In Pain Conference - "Pain Takes a Vacation: Actions and Strategies that Get Us Away" - is the focus of a LoveLettersLive.com article and podcast. A big thank you to the amazing Janet Gallin for your coverage of this event - and your continuing support of the work here at For Grace. It means the world!
Our September Share Your Story feature is woman in pain Mindy Meyer. Read Mindy's empowering pain tale about her CRPS experience - dealing with many bad doctors before finding a few good ones. And her message of hope and encouragement to others - "Believe in yourself and keep speaking your truth!" Catch Mindy at For Grace's 2016 Women In Pain conference where she'll moderate our first "Sisters In Pain" Empowerment Panel. Bravo, Mindy!
For Grace, State Senator Carol Liu (SCR 154) and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl teamed up again this year to proclaim September as Pain Awareness Month and September 23 as Women In Pain Awareness Day. This date co-incides with For Grace’s 2016 Women In Pain Conference. Our deepest gratitude goes out to these amazing legislators (and their staffers!) who continue to champion the cause of women in pain. Thank you for being our heroes!
Our Spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint provides a critical pain advocacy voice in the October 2016 issue of Arthritis Today magazine. The story, titled The Pain Pill Problem, comprehensively covers the opioid epidemic in the US - and what you should know if you use this pain management therapy. Also highlighted in the article is the positive role opioids can play in function and wellness for people challenged by high-impact pain.