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The third Pediatric Pain Warriors weekend retreat, held Nov. 15-17 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, IL, was the biggest event yet. Approximately 75 kids with pain and their loved ones—more than 200 people total—traveled from all across the country to take part.

Thanks to the generosity of numerous sponsors, including Johnson & Johnson, Genentech, Thrive Tape, Cure Medical, Papa & Barkley, The Greenbrier Companies, and the New York Yankees, as well as individual donors, the event is free to attend with some families receiving scholarships to help offset the cost of travel.

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U.S. Pain Foundation offers its free programs and services thanks to donations and grants. That’s why the organization is especially grateful when volunteers step up to raise funding!

The last few months have been particularly busy with a range of fundraisers–including a trivia night, headshot booth, wrap and pizza sale, haunted driveway, and golf outing. Each event demonstrates how unique and creative fundraisers can be.

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Are you a baseball fan?

During the New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins game this Saturday at 5:05 pm on Fox Sports, announcer Ken Rosenthal will be rocking a very special bowtie featuring the U.S. Pain logo in honor of the Pediatric Pain Warrior Program. He’ll also say a few words about the program, which offers retreats, educational events, awareness efforts, and more for children with pain and their families.

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U.S Pain Foundation has announced the details for its next Pediatric Pain Warrior retreat, which will take place Nov. 15 to 17 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, IL. The third semi-annual retreat will host more than 60 children with pain and their families for a day-long education workshop, as well as opportunities for fun and relaxation. The event promises to bring pediatric pain warriors together for meaningful connections and friendships with those who truly “get it.”

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U.S. Pain was one of several organizations to sponsor 30 families with children with chronic pain to attend the 2019 Pediatric Pain Family Camp at The Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, KY. The center is specially designed for kids with serious illnesses, offering activities for children with different abilities and an on-site medical center staffed by a full-time doctor.

The campers came together from all across the country July 21 through 25 to enjoy activities like fishing, boating, arts and crafts, and more. Most important, kids and family members had the opportunity to be with others who understand the challenges of living with pain.

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Photo courtesy of Shawn Dickens.

Kids who live with chronic pain have same desire as anyone else their age: to feel understood, connected, and supported. Attendees at the second Pediatric Pain Warriors retreat, held over Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio, TX, experienced all this and more. The retreat included 90 kids with pain and their family members. (View a slideshow from the weekend.)

The weekend kicked off with a welcome dinner, which included a surprise visit from former Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Charmeachealle (Mike) Moore. On Saturday, children and their family members were treated to an education day with speakers covering topics from virtual reality for pain to medication safety. On the final day of the weekend, everyone headed to Morgan’s Wonderland, a handicapped-accessible theme park, for some well-deserved fun in the sun. Founded in 2010, the park admits anyone with a special need free of charge, no questions asked.

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Contact: Casey Cashman at 908-442-3257 or pediatricpainwarrior@uspainfoundation.org

San Antonio, TX (May 20, 2019)—Childhood is supposed to be carefree. But for the millions of kids navigating the challenges of living with painful conditions like fibromyalgia or juvenile arthritis, that’s not necessarily the case.

To help support children with chronic pain and their families, on May 24 to 27, the U.S. Pain Foundation will host its second Pediatric Pain Warriors Retreat at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, TX.

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