"Making the unknown known is the important thing."
—Georgia O'Keefe
What's New
“Solution” Session Provides Answers at “Pain-Cancer Connection” Conference

For every problem there is an answer - and at For Grace's quickly-approaching 10th Annual Women Pain Conference: "The Pain-Cancer Connection", our "Solution" session speakers will inform and enlighten. Christin Veasley, Co-Founder of  the Chronic Pain Research Alliance, will provide the 411 on how to be your own best care advocate. Then, Dr, Keith Block, Director of The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, will share techniques about how to improve one's "terrain" to ward off malignancies and pain. Rounding out the session, chronic disease and wellness specialist, Dr. Susan Nyanzi, will step by step detail the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices for cancer prevention. Join us on September 24th for this first-of-its-kind day!

Golden State Pain Awareness Month & Day Passes!

Ecstatic to announce that the For Grace-sponsored resolution proclaiming September as Pain Awareness Month and September 24th as Women In Pain Awareness Day (to coincide with our 10th Annual Conference) passed in the California Senate by an unanimous 39-0 vote. Though we had to take last year off due to COVID,  this is For Grace's 18th year championing this effort. Thank you, Senator Maria Elena Durazo and staffer Fernando Rameriz, for making SR 53 a reality despite these challenging times. Let's fight on to get chronic pain recognized as a top health priority!

Press Release Trumpets “Pain-Cancer Connection” Conference

The 2021 Women in Pain Conference press release dropped today to provide details on this virtual, first-of-its-kind event that will be hosted on September 24th. Covering the intersection between two of our most formidable health conditions, pain and cancer, this conference will bring together world-class experts to enlighten, empower and inspire. Read all about it!

Our September Story of the Month

In honor of For Grace's 10th annual Women In Pain conference that will explore the pain-cancer connection, this month we're highlighting one of our "Experience" panelists. Karen Smith was enjoying a full life, when failed back surgeries left her with intractable pain, ending her beloved public relations career.  The stress of that loss, along with a family history of breast cancer, brought on a deeper struggle in 2018 when Karen received the diagnosis she had always dreaded. Still, she copes using self-care tactics like music, laughter and exercise, along with being an advocate for those with chronic pain, to carry on...  

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