#PainWarriorsUnite was one of U.S. Pain’s most successful Pain Awareness Month campaigns to date! Ambassadors, advocates, and volunteers worked hard all month to create awareness on behalf of pain warriors across the country. Initiatives included the 30-Day Social Media Challenge, Daily Partner Pain Facts, proclamations, Light up the Landmarks, Beautify in Blue, awareness tables, fundraisers, and educational webinars.

The hard work put into making #PainWarriorsUnite a success is truly inspirational, and the list of names to thank was so overwhelmingly long that it required a separate document that can be viewed here.

“So many people dedicated their time and resources to this year’s campaign,” says Nicole Hemmenway, interim CEO of U.S. Pain. “That means a lot, especially given that participating, in most cases, means persevering through pain. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who pitched in–no contribution was too small.”

One popular social media initiative this year was the new Partner Pain Facts. The pain facts were shared more than TWO THOUSAND times just through Facebook alone! It was clear that pain warriors related to the facts on a personal level. A special thank you to our 30 partners that joined U.S. Pain for this initiative.

View a list of all the individuals and organizations that contributed here.

Social media was just a piece of the puzzle that made this year’s #PainWarriorsUnite campaign a success. Volunteers took to the streets to bring awareness by sparking conversations through visual reminders that pain warriors are everywhere. Numerous  pain warriors hosted awareness tables and decorated their towns in blue, stepping up to courageously be the face of pain in their communities. More than 80 volunteers contacted U.S. Pain for assistance in contacting their state and local municipalities for Pain Awareness Month proclamations. In addition, 75 businesses, buildings, landmarks, and bridges went blue for Light up the Landmarks. Finally, five fundraisers brought visibility and funding by raising more than $3,000 to support U.S. Pain’s programs and services for people with pain, and four events were held on topics ranging from communicating about pain to clinical trial enrollment.

To see photos showcasing the above efforts, check out the slideshows below:

Thank you for contributing to the success of #PainWarriorsUnite, and congratulations to everyone for a job well done!

 

U.S. Pain would also like to thank its Pain Awareness Month sponsors, Eli Lilly and Pfizer, for supporting this year’s campaign and helping advance awareness for people with pain.