As many of you that have followed the blog for a few years know I work with the U.S Pain Foundation’s Pain Awareness Network as a Advocacy Warrior. Through this blog and my Living with Fibromyalgia social media network I am one of hundreds of individuals nationwide bringing social and national attention to chronic pain issues, legislation, raising awareness and helping erase the stigma and stereotypes associated with chronic pain and invisible illnesses.
So with this, I am thrilled to finally share with you that come this Thursday August 4-7, 2016. I will attend the third annual 3rd Annual U.S. Pain Foundation Ambassador and Advocacy Summit and Retreat.
The purpose of this three-day summit (invitation only) is to provide advocates with training and information to help us in bringing awareness to the issues surrounding pain care in America. We also network with like minded warriors and advocates from the across the nation. This year’s summit is being held in Biddeford, Maine on the beautiful University of New England campus.
I am super excited to finally being attending my first ever summit as well as share this trip with all of you. This summer has been my busiest ever and I am literally squeezing this much needed retreat and respite into what is becoming a monumental year. I look forward to learning how to improve my pain awareness efforts as well as meeting my fellow warriors from around the country.
I am asking for your well wishes for a safe and positive trip experience and an added dose of strength to make my 6 am Delta flight come Thursday morning.
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