Tuesday, October 8, 2013

November Is RSD Awareness Month!!

November is National RSD/CRPS Awareness Month.  Although I try to raise awareness all year long, this is our big push every November.

I am the Executive Director of CRPS Partners In Pain, Inc (www.crpspartnersinpain.com)  November 16 and 17 we are having awareness events both educational and social events

Day 1

RSD/CRPS is a neurological chronic pain syndrome that strikes the young, the old, men and women.  Sufferers are seeking medical care in a system that doesn’t really understand the disease.

The purpose of this symposium is to cover the facts of CRPS, where research is headed and hear from a patient, and an author who has written about CRPS.

WHEN:  November 16TH, 2013

WHERE: Drexel University’s New College Building

COST;     $25 registration

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.crpspartnersinpain.com 

  Dr Guillermo Alexander, PhD
  Nancy Renée Cotterman, Author and Advocate

Please share this information with friends, family members and your health care professionals.

Day 2

Not Just Sandwiches in Warminster PA is not only allowing us to take over their restaurant but they are donating a portion of their sales on November 17, 2013 to Partners In Pain, Inc.

CRPS Partners In Pain, Inc will have awareness items such as T-Shirts, jewelry and raffle items.  You will have the chance to meet and talk to others with CRPS.  Believe me when I say that nothing compares to sitting in person and talking to a fellow RSDer. 

So, what can you do to promote National RSD/CRPS Awareness Day?
  • I have a bracelet that is orange and has CRPS Awareness on it (we will be giving bracelets to everyone who registers for the symposium).  I am asked all of the time what it represents.  I whip out my handy brochure on CRPS and give them a brief education on it.
  • Drop off brochures at your pain management physician's office, PCP's office, etc so that others will read it while waiting in the doctor's waiting room.
Theses are just two ideas.  I'm sure that you can think of some more.  Please share them with us.

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