Points for Pain

points for pain

What is Points for Pain:

Points for Pain is a fundraiser and awareness campaign to benefit the U.S. Pain Foundation’s Pediatric Pain Warriors Program.

The program includes weekend retreats for kids and families, scholarships to a week-long pediatric pain summer camp, INvisible Project magazines, and more.

This campaign’s goal is to help raise awareness and funds for children living with chronic pain. Living with chronic pain as an adult can be difficult enough; dealing with pain as a child is unimaginably complex and challenging. They deserve special support and resources.


Why it started:

Points for Pain was started in 2015 by 7th grader Tyler Cashman. Tyler has been affected by chronic pain in a very personal way – his mom, Casey, has lived with pain every day since 2008. Tyler saw how chronic pain can impact families in every aspect of life. But he also saw how U.S. Pain Foundation gave his mom hope by connecting her with beneficial programs and other people living with pain. Now in high school, Tyler has raised more than $100,000 for pediatric pain warriors.

How it works:

Points for Pain can take place at any type of sporting event—it can be a school sports team, a travel one, or even a recreational team. Prior to the game, fans pledge a dollar amount per point scored per team or both teams (general donations are always accepted as well). It’s an exciting, fun way to raise money and awareness for a great cause.

If you’re interested in hosting a Points for Pain game in your town, U.S. Pain will work with you every step of the way.  We will provide you with resources to display at a table during the event, and can even have someone from U.S. Pain come and speak about chronic pain in your community prior to the game to help educate them.


Money raised in the last two years


What Points for Pain supports

  • PEDIATRIC INVISIBLE PROJECT. The INvisible Project is a print magazine and gala that honors the brave stories of people living with pain. By making visible the experiences and challenges associated with chronic pain, this campaign validates the journey while highlighting personal strength, character and courage. So far, we’ve published two pediatric INvisible Projects.
  • WEEKEND RETREATS. Pediatric Pain Warriors holds weekend retreats for pediatric pain warriors and their family members. The weekends include time to connect and learn about pain management options and strategies. Learn more here.
  • PAIN CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS. U.S. Pain is honored to partner with The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain (TCAPP), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA) and Rock out to Knock out RSD to sponsor a week-long pediatric pain camp, a wonderful place that allows kids and their families to attend camp and participate in regular activities with children facing similar challenges. The camp is located at The Center for Courageous Kids in Scotsville, KY.
  • AND MORE! Including a PenPals program, online webinars, social media support, and more.

If you’d like to host a Points for Pain game or want more information, please reach out to us at

Watch a video from the inaugural pediatric retreat.