Awareness Programs

INvisible Project

U.S. Pain Foundation’s flagship program, the Invisible Project, creates chronic pain awareness through the stories and photographs of real people living with pain.

Ambassador Network

Pain ambassadors are volunteers who represent the organization in their communities. They help other individuals in need, organize educational events, and more.

Advocacy Network

With the help of our volunteers, who submit testimony, write letters, make calls, sign petitions, and attend lobby days, we work to positively influence pain-related state and federal policy.

Pain Awareness Month

Each September, U.S. Pain hosts a number of activities, events, and campaigns to both empower and educate pain warriors and to increase awareness in the general public.

Medical cannabis program

U.S. Pain offers a designated medical cannabis program led by two expert advocates. The program seeks to increase safe, fair access to medical cannabis for people with chronic pain.

Pain warrior bracelets

Our rainbow of colors represents all the many different conditions that cause pain. The bracelet itself is a constant reminder that we are strong, that we are warriors in the fight against pain.

Education Programs

Take Control of Your Pain

Take Control of Your Pain events are education days for pain warriors and caregivers to learn tools to empower them to take control of their personal pain and medical journeys. They are held in various locations throughout the country.

Learn about Your Pain

Looking for concrete, credible information about your diagnosis written by people who have pain, too? This online directory offers in-depth information and resources for a multitude of pain conditions.


The National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers & Professionals (NCCPPP) offers specialized education, referrals, networking, and other opportunities for pain care providers and organizations.


U.S. Pain offers a variety of online educational events from expert speakers, so you can learn about ways to manage your pain from the comfort of your home and on your own schedule.

Pain Medicine 411

Discussing the risks and benefits involved with various prescription drugs, Pain Medicine 411 is a website that empowers patients to make safe, informed decisions about their treatment program.


Each November, we bring you an educational campaign on certain theme related to chronic pain. Activities and programming include free webinars with experts, Twitter chats, daily facts, and more.

Support programs

Pain Connection

Pain Connection empowers people with chronic pain to improve their quality of life and take a more active role in their treatment by providing information on support groups, Pain Connection Live Conference Calls and other valuable resources.

Pediatric Pain Warriors

Dealing with pain is hard for anyone, but especially children. This program includes scholarships to a week-long pain summer camp for kids and families, a magazine and gala highlighting their brave stories, and a pediatric educational event.

Veterans in Pain

U.S. Pain Foundation is proud of our American heroes. We thank them for sacrificing everything in order to keep us safe. 

It is of the utmost importance to the foundation that our veterans receive the proper care, benefits and help they deserve.

Fundraising programs

Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala

The Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala raises public awareness about chronic pain and raises funding to support U.S. Pain’s programs through ticket sales and an auction. Most important, the evening recognizes pain warriors for their courage, resilience, and willingness to share their lives with us through the INvisible Project.

Points for Pain

Created in 2015 by Tyler Cashman, whose mom lives with Pain, Points for Pain is a unique fundraiser where sports fans pledge donations based on the number of points their team scores. Tyler has raised tens of thousands of dollars to benefit the U.S. Pain Foundation’s Pediatric Pain Warriors Program.

Triumph Over Pain

Triumph Over Pain walks benefit the pain community by raising awareness and funds. Held in communities across the country, these walks are a popular way to raise funds for Take Control Of Your Pain, free day-long educational events for pain warriors. Consider hosting one in your town!

Fight Gone Bad

Fight Gone Bad is a fundraiser in the form of a CrossFit workout, held annually in Los Altos, CA. The workout consists of five different movements and three consecutive rounds.

Fundraising collaborations

U.S. Pain Foundation is grateful for a wide range of fundraising opportunities, thanks to special collaborations with groups like Alex and Ani, Amazon Smile, Bravelets, and more!