Sunbeam® Joins the U.S. Pain Foundation's #PainCounts Initiative to Support People with Chronic Pain During National Pain Awareness Month
"Sunbeam is focused not only on developing innovative heated and cold pain relief solutions, but also inspiring people to live life well." said
For the second year of collaboration, Sunbeam and the
- A daily fact on the
U.S. Pain Foundation'ssocial media profiles covering multiple topics related to chronic pain, including how it is widespread, disparities in pain treatment, the cost of care, the mental and physical toll of chronic pain, and more.
- A video that features facts about pain care and people with chronic pain sharing their stories.
- Five articles to be published throughout the month on uspainfoundation.org that focus on different aspects of chronic pain awareness and care.
- An event at the end of the month that brings together experts in the field of pain care and patients to discuss why #PainCounts.
Although chronic pain affects 20% of Americans, it is difficult for those affected to find the individual care they need care due to a lack of understanding from the public, the health care system, and insurance providers, in addition to other barriers. Through the #PaintCounts initiative, Sunbeam and the
The numbers are staggering:
- According to the
CDC, 20 million Americans live with "high-impact pain" or pain that significantly impacts their daily life
- A report in
The Journal of Painfound that 74% of people with high-impact chronic pain are currently unemployed
- According to a
U.S. Pain Survey, 74% of respondents indicated they have been living with their pain for at least 10 years, with 34% living with it for more than 20 years.
"Collaborating with Sunbeam is helping us highlight the diverse needs of people with chronic pain this Pain Awareness Month," said Nicole Hemmenway, CEO of the
For more information about the #PainCounts initiative, visit www.uspainfoundation.org/painawarenessmonth.
About Sunbeam ®
Sunbeam ® is a leading manufacturer of electric appliances serving home and personal wellness. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., Sunbeam ® is part of Newell Brands' global portfolio of leading brands. For more information, visit www.Sunbeam.com
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