Multiple pain warriors represented U.S. Pain during two important events in February: Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28 and Headache on the Hill on Feb. 13 to 14.
Headache on the Hill
On Feb. 13 to 14, U.S. Pain Foundation Advocate Katie Golden attended Headache on the Hill with members of Congress voicing the importance of appropriating funds under the Comprehensive Addition Recovery Act (CARA). Golden spoke of the importance of fully funding pain research for the National Institutes of Health under CARA alongside other patient advocates, neurologists, headache specialists, and patient caregivers.
Rare Diseases Day
Since 2008, Feb. 28 has been internationally recognized as Rare Diseases Day. This year, U.S. Pain Foundation ambassadors, including Dawn Stancliff, Crystal Grieves, and Michele Rice, hosted events to raise awareness for the 1 in 10 American living with a rare disease. U.S. Pain also partnered with the National Organization of Rare Diseases again to share information and events throughout the country on Rare Diseases Day.