For Grace is collaborating with The Boston Globe on a series of articles that provide the pain patient's side to the ongoing opioid controversy. The article that ran on July 31st featured how three people manage this challenging disease to remain engaged in life. Please link here to read Living in a box: stories of chronic pain.
“Pain Takes a Vacation: Actions and Strategies that Get Us Away” - that's our 2016 theme where we'll focus on self-management techniques that take us away from pain (e.g., sleep, creative arts, sex, travel, laughter, etc.) Also during this empowering, fun-filled day (Friday, September 23rd), women in pain and their caregivers will hear from "travel guides" who'll share how they leave the challenges of chronic pain behind! Link HERE for details and to register.
Please read For Grace's July Story of the Month. Maddie Mae Ruud of Oakland, California recounts her trying story about never-ending headaches that began with a virus in 2010. Learn how Maddie never gave up on herself despite countless disappointing doctors, tests and procedures. Through self-empowerment and a can-do attitude, this woman in pain finally found compassionate care and a brighter tomorrow.
Happy to have received news from State Senator Carol Liu's office that For Grace's resolution will be announced on the Senate floor today (Wednesday, June 29th.) Once adopted, SCR 154 will proclaim September as Pain Awareness Month and September 23rd (the day of our 9th annual conference) as Women In Pain Awareness day in the Golden State. A big THANK YOU, Senator Liu, and your amazing staff for your ongoing support!