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U.S. Pain is dedicated to providing dozens of programs and services free of charge to the pain community. In order to do that, we rely on grants and charitable donations. One of our primary fundraisers is our annual Real Hope, Real Heroes gala, a night of fun, food, and dancing, which honors people with pain. This year’s event will be held in Scottsdale, AZ, on June 2. Tickets are on sale now.

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On Nov. 4, CrossFit Los Altos and Focused Individual Trainers hosted its annual Fight Gone Bad fundraiser workout to support the efforts of U.S. Pain Foundation. The event was a huge success with more than 50 athletes participating and nearly 140 donors raising over $17,700 for U.S. Pain’s flagship program, the INvisible Project.

Director of CrossFit Los Altos, Rick Dyer, shared why this fundraiser is so important to him: his wife, Nicole Hemmenway — vice president of U.S. Pain Foundation — lives with complex regional sympathetic disorder, a chronic condition that causes pain. “U.S. Pain Foundation is a one-of-a-kind organization that is truly patient-focused,” says Dyers. “The work they do to share patient stories, advocate for proper treatment, and empower those living with pain is remarkable. I am thankful to our CrossFit community and gym who rallied around this cause, making the event possible.”

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Rainy skies couldn’t stop J.H.S. 194 William Carr School in Queens, New York, from uniting to walk a mile to raise awareness for one of their own students, Tyler Kilpatrick, on May 5. Despite being held indoors, the walk was a success, with the entire school participating.

Derek Kilpatrick, Tyler’s brother, started a walk at their school, to raise awareness for his brother.  Tyler was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), in his leg. “I wanted to do something to help get my brother back and make sure he knew I was always there to support him in any way I could,” says Derek.

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