THE MISSION OF INVISIBLE PROJECT
The goal of the INvisible Project is to create pain awareness through photographs of pain survivors. Through visual images, the INvisible Project will show the determination and strength of those living with pain. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the INvisible Project will help those living with pain.
Recognizing that pain is a national healthcare crisis that must be addressed, US Pain Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to promote healthy support groups, advocacy, awareness, education and other positive enrichment programs for those living with pain, is launching its 2011 pain awareness event entitled INvisible Project.
INvisible Project showcases the day-to-day experiences of pain survivors in a photo journalistic style. Following each person for one day, Our photographers capture and highlight the struggles, triumphs and resilient spirit of pain survivors. In order to represent the pain community accurately, various pain disorders such as Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Diabetic Pain, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Juvenile Arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and various other pain diseases will be featured.
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Twenty-five percent of our country's population lives with some type of pain. Pain is an all-encompassing disease that knows no boundaries. It affects the poor and the rich, the young and the old, male and female; there is no race, class or age spared from its debilitating hold. In a sense, pain has become the invisible disease. It is the invisible disease that leaves those suffering feeling unheard, misunderstood and alone. It is the invisible disease that goes untreated and underfunded. With nearly seventy-five million Americans dealing with pain, US Pain wanted to recognize chronic pain survivors who courageously live each day in pain. The INvisible Project creates pain awareness, empowers survivors and generates change.