Here is a list of updated chronic pain patient events in 2016! Noted below is a small list of the most recent events that deal specifically with chronic pain. These events are open to the public and provide the support necessary for coping with these disorders. Support groups are important, and being able to attend these types of events brings together a group of individuals who share one common goal: curing and spreading awareness of their chronic pain issues. Check out our article For more information about entry fees and accommodations; please visit the respective sites to register.
Chronic Pain Patient Events
- 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis-Downriver
Arthritis plagues an estimated 40 million American’s alone, and 350 million individuals worldwide. More is being done to fight and conquer this disease that still isn’t understood entirely. An upcoming event being put together by the Walk to Cure Arthritis will take place August 20th, 2016 in Riverview, Michigan. Their primary objective is to reach $14,000, and to date, they have raised $6,120. Tickets can be purchased from Walk to Cure Arthritis. If you are interested in more information, make sure to visit their main site Walk for Arthritis.
From their main site:
“Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event supporting our mission to conquer arthritis by spreading awareness and raising money for research aimed at finding a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event, Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community.
The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs.”
- Event: 2016 CRPS/RSD Walk For Awareness
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome is among one of the most painful nerve diseases known to human existence. It is less common than other disorders known by doctors; which is exactly why awareness needs to be spread. It is often referred to as the “suicide disease” for the pain it inflicts. It ranks higher than childbirth regarding pain on the McGill University pain scale and is unrelenting. An upcoming event put together by the RSDSA community is the 2016 Walk for Awareness. It takes place Saturday, September 10th, 2016 in Cooper River Park, NJ. For more information, please visit the CRPS/RSD Walk for Awareness.
From their main site:
“Dr. Philip Getson, DO is the host of the year’s walk. He has been practicing in New Jersey for the past 39 years. As a family practitioner, he became interested in CRPS in the 1990s. In the process of educating himself via literature conference, he made the acquaintance of Dr. Robert Schwartzman, Head of the Neurology at Hahnemann Hospital (Drexel University College of Medicine) in the mid-1990s and the two of them collaborated on patients with this disorder until Dr. Schwartzman’s retirement in 2013. Together, they were responsible for constructing the protocols for Ketamine infusion therapy currently used nationwide.”