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International Pain Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Care, Health Support, Medical Research, Patient & Family Support

Mission: International Pain Foundation (iPain) is your Power of Pain headquarters. Our mission is to educate and support the chronic pain community around the world. iPain provides community based services that address needs of chronic pain patients with conditions such as RSD/CRPS, post cancer pain, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, lyme, lupus, and more.

Results: The foundations objectives are reached through important educational events, support, resources, and enhancement projects that are funded through private donations and grants. The Power of Pain Foundation (dba: International Pain Foundation) demonstrates its commitment to the chronic pain community by promoting new knowledge in the cause and treatment of chronic pain conditions involving nerve pain. The ultimate goal is to provide tools and life skills to chronic pain patients giving them the ability to perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society’s ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports. Through supporting education for pain patients, family members, caretakers and medical professionals, we make an important contribution to the overall knowledge and treatment of chronic pain. This allows our foundation to affect the lives of the millions of people with Neuropathy pain nationwide as well as chronic pain patient’s, caretakers, family members and healthcare professionals. Whether you have Neuropathy pain or are a caregiver, family member or friend of someone diagnosed, we’ll help you face the challenges and life changes of chronic nerve pain, head on.

Target demographics: the chronic pain community

Direct beneficiaries per year: millions of pain patients around the world.

Geographic areas served: worldwide

Programs: ~ Promoting public and professional awareness of Neuropathy chronic pain conditions ~ Educating those afflicted with the painful neuro diseases, their families, friends and healthcare providers on the disabling pain it causes. ~ Provide action-oriented public education and pain policy improvement through activities and efforts to eliminate the under treatment of chronic pain and increase proper access to care.

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Barby Ingle

Board Member

Rating: 5

Going into this year we now have our partner program up and running with patients, caregivers, providers and industry leaders. We are also selling our magazine in stores around the USA and Canada - iPain Living Magazine. But most exciting is that we are bringing back our pain conference - International Pain Summit and this year it will be in Los Angeles, CA Nov. 14-16, 2019. Check out www.internationalpain.org for info on all of our programs.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I love working with the International Pain Foundation (iPain) as it is changing lives of pain patients and their families and giving hope to chronic pain patients worldwide. We provide hope, educational resources, support, mentoring and so much more. I have enjoyed being an iPain volunteer since 2006. I love the educational webinars they offer each month to help educate us about different chronic pain conditions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

International Pain Foundation is 1 in a handful of web sites that transpire to make a difference from beneath. My point of view iPain is undoubtedly nicely worth checking out.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank-you all at Ipain for always being so supportive.

Things are crazy with so many changes in the medical world. We need voices like yours and these advocates for standing up for those who can't.

Discrimination is brutal and unnoticed in the medical world. More need to know they are protected by civil rights.

Together we are making a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so excited to see iPain bring back Comic Pain Relief and i plan to attend so i can finally meet Ken and Barby. Its great to watch all the different ways iPain promotes awareness and recognizes great advocates. I am most impressed with iPain Living digital magazine and how it links to so many people. It also plays videos right in the pages, how convenient. I share it with as many people as i can. Keep up the great work iPain.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

iPain is an amazing organization. A friend referred me to the website for information on symptoms I was experiencing. Not only did I find answers I was looking for, I found out how i should be talking to my doctor. The organization is about getting information to the patients who need it most. I found webinars, books, videos, support groups, social media feeds and these are all available and so easy to share on their app. This organization has tons of information on different conditions, diseases, symptoms and treatments I never heard of before. Their information is fun to share and I look forward to getting involved with them soon. I called my friend and thanked her for leading me to this foundation and I have already shared with some of my friends.

2 RATaylor

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a Vietnam Veteran and 73 years old. For health reasons i moved to Az and in the spring of 2018 I was experiencing some frightening health issues I didnt know how to deal with. I had no doctor relationships at this point and not really knowing where to start I reached out to iPain Foundation through my neighbor and explained my health issues the best i could. I was told it could be something simple and to not allow myself to get so stressed out as it will not help with the symptoms im facing. Over the phone i was given a doctor in my area and even help to make the appointment for a new patient. From the Dr visit my we discovered that my medication was causing kidney pain and passing blood through my urine. At my age, health is a major concern and i am grateful to the folks at iPain Foundation for helping me through my difficult times.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

iPain Foundation has helped me realize i'm not alone. I visit the website and follow there social media as a way to feel like a part of an organization that really cares. I am encouraged to see the Hero of Hope awards for patients like me and love how iPain empowers me to be part of something i can participate with, even in my condition. I also follow iPain because I feel like they are always actively spotlighting the patient.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love how "iPAIN" brings awareness to a disease or condition. They taught me how to apply for a state proclamation that i used to share with my support group. This allowed me to empower others in my pain community to do the same. Arachnoiditis is a painful and debilitating condition that needs to be understood. You can visit iPain website to find out more about it and other conditions. Thank you iPain for empowering me to do more for myself and others that suffer with Arachnoiditis.

1 RyansHope

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed iPain Foundation since i found Hope is True on youtube. The foundation seems tireless because of all the things they do to support chronic pain. I love reading iPain Living Magazine articles and stories to keep on top of whats happening. Its also fun to see who will appear next on the cover. I am a subscriber to the digital version of the magazine because i love the active links and videos that are embedded in the pages. Keep up the great work Barby, Ken and volunteers.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I found IPain foundation when i was on youtube searching for a message of hope to advise people with my motivational speaches. Hope is True music video came up and quickly became a favorite in my playlist. The foundation is great at providing patients like myself with information to empower people with the message of hope. The song is unique, uplifting and energizing. The video is very creative and empowers me to never give up on hope. I love telling people Hope Is True. Thank you IPain.

2 Nicole812

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such an awesome charity. I love participating in their educational webinars, reading iPain Living Magazine, and interacting in their new Patient Partner Programs. I am so glad I found them and love everything they are doing!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

While waiting at my Dr.s office an iPain Living magazine had Jerry Mathers "The Beaver" on the cover and caught my attention. With time to kill I started flipping through the pages and found an article titled "My Spinal Cord Stimulator Journey". This article is exactly what i needed to hear before speaking with my Dr. When i met with my Dr he said it sounds like you have been doing a lot of research on spinal cord stimulators. I even felt like i was asking the right questions and when i left his office i was clear and confident with my decision. Feeling inspired by the article I took the magazine home to find out more about iPain Living as i had never heard of it before. I read every article in this issue and even made a visit to the iPain Foundation website. It turns out there is a digital flip version of the magazine and its free. I shared the article from this issue with a friend of mine right from my computer and read through the other issues as well. Just to let you know, I will be returning the magazine to my Dr.s office in hopes that it will help the next person as much as it helped me. I am sold on the magazine and what iPain Foundation is all about. Keep up the great work and know that you have made a difference in someones life you never met before.

2 GlenS

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started out as an event volunteer for International pain Foundation when they were dba as Power of Pain Foundation back in 2012. I have loved working with all of the staff on events in AZ, CA, and KS. I am now on the board of directors where I use my computer skills to help grow the foundations electronic platforms. I love being able to help and make a difference in the lives of those with chronic pain. I have many family members and now friends who live with the challenges of chronic pain. I love knowing that I have helped others live better lives and will continue to do so. I know my input is valued and my voice is heard.

2 TaraBurningPain

Client Served

Rating: 5

I became aware of iPain Foundation through watching videos on YouTube. I have found their videos very helpful to my life. Their webinar series has helped me and my family through difficult times. I suggest many of their videos to my friends as well. I live with constant burning pain and its nice to hear from others who understand and provide me with so many options.

2 Ken Taylor

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with the International Pain Foundation has been extremely rewarding. To talk to patients and caregivers daily has been a pleasure. Knowing that I am doing my part to help reach the chronic pain community through my work with iPain has changed my life.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The past 2.5 years of being apart of the iPain's Music Moves Awareness project has been the highlight of my volunteer work. Helping create a music video that raises awareness of chronic pain challenges to the general public was a breath of fresh air, something so outside of the normal projects in NPO's that got over 100 people involved working on a project that helps in so many ways. It was a 5 part project that covered the public, caregivers, and patients at different levels of involvement. We were planting seeds for those who need us in the future and providing resources to those who need us now. Listeners are empowered and inspired with our song. The song Hope is True, lifts you up when your down and brings you good vibes when you need them most. The International Pain Foundation has developed the Music Moves Awareness campaign to increase access to proper and timely care for chronic pain patients. There are over 150 different types of diseases that involve chronic pain. We call on each of you to help us move awareness through dance and song to become one united voice that is powerful and persuasive. We must come together in one motion to make a difference in the lives of those living among us with chronic pain. Check out the video here https://powerofpain.org/

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10 Jodi O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The International Pain Foundation (iPain) is changing lives and giving hope to chronic pain patients worldwide. They provide hope, educational resources, support, mentoring and so much more. I have enjoyed being an iPain delegate and volunteer. I love the educational webinars they offer each month to help educate us about different chronic pain conditions. They also created a wonderful musical video called "Hope Is True". This song and video inspire and fill us with hope! I would like to thank iPain for offering us a way to help others and pay it forward.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering in 2007 when the International Pain Foundation (iPain) was originally known as the Power of Pain Foundation (POPF). It has been exciting to see how they have grown and how they are reaching people all over the world. I found hope, and a way to help other people living with chronic pain. iPain offers Education, Awareness, Social events, and Access to care. Barby and Ken not only have changed my life, buy they are positively changing the lives of thousands of people on a daily basis. They offer conferences, monthly webinars, educational and fun videos, weekly newsletters, articles, and so much more. They have a website, and they are on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. I have been living with chronic pain for over 26 years, and after finding iPain, I have found a way to give back to other people living with chronic pain. They not only help those of us living with pain, but they offer hope, education and support to our caregivers, family, friends, and doctors. Barby has also written 7+books, and she and her husband Ken have also been on TV and radio, they have written newspaper, and magazine articles. The International Pain Foundation truly cares about people and it shows. Everyone including Barby and Ken volunteer their time. No one is paid. They not only raise awareness but they are raising funds so they can continue to offer help to pain patients all over the world for free. I am so thankful to be a volunteer for the International Pain Foundation and having the chance to work with Barby and Ken and other great iPain volunteers!

11 Chriss L

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed their website and work and donated to International Pain Foundation for many years now. I love their projects and their personal assistance that they have given me and others I know in chronic pain. I will continue to support them and look forward to seeing whats next.

12 Brian L

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud member of the International Pain Foundation Board of Directors. It has been my pleasure to be involved in so much of the goal setting and mission accomplishments of the foundation. There are so many people who have helped the foundation grow and flourish over the years that it has been amazing to see how far and how many we have helped and how we are dedicated to continue our service to the chronic pain community. Thank you to all of our delegates, event volunteers, peer mentors, project directors, and board of directors for the time, effort and energy you put into making iPain the amazing NPO that it is with all volunteer staff and creative projects.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for the iPain (formally Power of Pain) since 2008. I currently serve as a board member for the 2015-2016 years. As the owner of Respond and Rescue and a licensed EMT, I know how important access to care is for the chronically ill. We encourage others to share their stories so that the spotlight on these neuropathy conditions. I encourage you all to get involved, speak up, and share your stories.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the International Pain Foundation since its inception back in 2006 (originally Power of Pain). I know that I have a team of people who are willing and able to assist me when I reach out to find resources for a pain patient in need. It has been my pleasure to be involved in so much of the goal setting and mission accomplishments of the foundation.

9 Barby I.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The reason I love International Pain Foundation (iPain) so much is because it works outside the box of the traditional projects to raise awareness and education for pain patients, caregivers, providers, and the public. All of the staff is volunteer from the board of directors to the event volunteers. Those who become delegates get to add their creative thoughts and actions to make a difference in the lives of those who live in pain. Most of the volunteers are pain patients themselves so that is very beneficial. I am so glad to have the amazing song Hope is True and the music video to raise hope, attention and awareness for those in pain. I look forward to the next adventure with International Pain Foundation! I also am very proud of the addition of iPain Living Magazine in 2016 as well as the Music Moves Awareness project, iPain Featurettes, and webinar series.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The International Pain Foundation (iPain) is your Power of Pain headquarters. We have grown off of the Power of Pain Foundation which was created in 2006. Our former tax ID is 65-1298571. As President of iPain I am excited to continue the mission of the foundation to help chronic pain patients with education, awareness, social events and access to care issues. We have so many projects that have made a difference under our belt and so many great ideas and new and continuing projects to come. We look forward to your involvement as we take iPain around the world to make a difference in the lives of the over 700 million living with chronic pain diseases.

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Donor

Rating: 1

I have a relative with RSD and wanted to help, so I donated to iPain, but in hindsight, I wish I could take back my funds. Those in charge seem more interested in their reality tv careers and fame than a cure. They also have a bizarre music video which really does nothing at all to advance the cause. I just would hate to think a single penny is being wasted when kids deserve a cure.

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iPain 04/27/2017

Please contact me and I can get your funds sent back. There are more than 1500 volunteers involved with iPain. As far as I know only my husband and myself do reality tv as a career. We choose to also volunteer our time to iPain. None of us are paid by iPain for our time, but all of us involved are very proud of the out of the box projects that we use for education and awareness. Please send me your name and information to barby@powerofpain.org and I will get you refunded. Blessings, Barby, iPain President.

11 dolphingirljudy

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a chronic Pain Delegate for the International Pain Foundation.I am from Australia and I live with Fibromyalgia,Rheumatoid Arthritis,Migraines, Tempormandibulor Joint Disorder,Polymyalgia and Anxiety it's been fabulous working together with other fabulous delegates from around the globe raising much needed awareness for many chronic Diseases. The Ipain foundation are amazing check them out if u havn't already.
Judy

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Barby Ingle, the founder of the International Pain Foundation, is an incredible inspiration for others who live with chronic pain, neuropathy, RSD, and other conditions. The internationalpainfoundation.org website has a wealth of information for patients, caregivers, friends, family or anyone touched by chronic pain. Barby, and other Foundation supporters are unique with a small-group atmosphere and a focus on individuals, yet they help people the world-over who are dealing with pain. Delegates are all friendly, positive, and encouraging. Though pain patients are often isolated and have difficulties volunteering their time and energy, this is a great place to be involved without pressure. I'm very thankful for this foundation.

12 Tenah C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Ipain delegate from Ky. Ipain is such a wonderful organization we help people through education, resources, and advocacy to have a voice they often feel they have none!
I volunteer for ipain to help those in pain and maybe need just someone who understands, help parents with schools that often feel thier children are being in trouble for not being able to get out of bed because of the pains so bad the can't have clothes touching their skin, I also volunteer for me as a Pain PT with RSD that I hope that my work as a volunteer may save someone for years to come.
Ipain is a wonderful organization I have been very blessed to work with because this is a wonderful true organization whose President helps us and gives her all while she too has to deal with her pain. Barby is a visionary and can't wait to see what the future holds for us all.