We need community help to become an Exhibitor at the Sacramento’s Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope

Sponsor/ Donation Request

In-Kind and Cash donations are Tax deductible

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2012

RE: Exhibitor at the Sacramento’s Convoy of Hope event

The Power of Pain Foundation (POPF) is hoping to become an exhibitor at the Sacramento’s Convoy of Hope event. The event will take place on September 15, 2012 at the Cal Expo. The Power of Pain Foundation is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) charity. All donations are tax-deductible. We really need your help! We must raise $2,000. We will be able to reach 20,000+ people who attend the event and distribute awareness information, provide resources to the community, host a balloon launch, and answer questions. We need donations now to raise funds to participate in this great event during September 2012 – National Pain Awareness month.

Our goal at the Convoy of Hope event is to inform the public that Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and other neuropathy conditions do exist, there is hope and help.

Please help us attend this event and reach Californians with this important information and resources. Donors of $25 or more will have their names listed on the Power of Pain Foundations Website with over 1,000,000 page views a year and our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In), and our newsletter and email blasts, reaching over 8,000 direct people.

Thank you for your consideration.

Twinkle VanFleet

POPF California Ambassador

Media Contact Information:

Twinkle VanFleet

CAAmbassador@powerofpain.org

twinkle@crpsadvisory.com

916-850-0RSD (0773)

More on the Power of Pain Foundation

The Power of Pain Foundation (POPF) provides community based support services that address the needs of chronic pain patients with Neuropathy conditions such as RSD/CRPS, Post Cancer Pain, Lyme, MS, Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Neuropathy, and many more. Accordingly, beneficiaries include patients who are economically and socially affected by these invisible diseases. Whether you have Neuropathy pain or are a caregiver, family member, or friend of someone diagnosed, we help you face the challenges and life changes of chronic nerve pain, head on. The Power of Pain Foundation’s federal ID number is 65-1298571.

The POPF works throughout the United States to promote awareness for Neuropathy conditions. One such condition is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, also known as RSD/CRPS, and Causalgia. More than 10 million people have been diagnosed with RSD in the United States alone. RSD has a score of 42 out of 50 on the McGill Pain Index, the highest of all medical conditions known to man. There is no cure to date.

More on the Sacramento Convoy of Hope event

“The Sacramento Convoy of Hope is a collaborative effort between dozens of local churches, businesses, social service organizations, local government and Convoy of Hope. This all-volunteer event mobilizes hundreds of area residents to serve and make a difference in their community. Strong participation by local businesses, churches, community agencies, and individuals is crucial to the success of this event. Bring your family and enjoy free services and entertainment, with more than 100,000 pounds of free groceries. There will be a health fair, job fair, free medical and dental screenings with local doctors, medical professionals and dentists, kid’s zone, free haircuts, dozens of free carnival games, inflatable’s and live entertainment. Also, free family portraits courtesy of local photographers, community services, dozens of local community service organizations and free BBQ lunch.”

213 Nottingham Drive, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, 804-657-PAIN(7246)
38556 N. Dave Street, Queen Creek, AZ 85240, 480-882-1342
A 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization – 65-1298571
www.powerofpain.org

Checks and Money orders from around the world can be sent to the address above. Please add Convoy of Hope to the memo. Or go to our website at: http://powerofpain.org/donate/ and choose your option.

Paypal account ID- donate@powerofpain.org

All donations go right back into serving you and the Convoy of Hope itself.

I can accept cash in person in Sacramento only. A receipt with both our signatures and information will be required to maintain proper records for the Power of Pain Foundation.

In addition, the Power of Pain Foundation is Hosting an Online Auction Fundraiser to help us become an exhibitor and the Convoy of Hope. We must raise funds to complete the mission of raising awareness and support for the conditions listed above.

We’re also seeking donations Sacramento area businesses who would be kind enough to offer us gift certificates, vacations, airline tickets, accessories, jewelry, hair salon certificates, spa’s, handmade items, etc for our auction.

We’re also seeking area residents who might have items to donate.

Again all items are tax-deductible.

Sponsors include: (updated daily)
Business Donors

Absolute Investigations

Individual Donors
Dani Meyers
VanFleet Family
Taylor Family

Convoy of Hope Fundraiser 2012

Facebook events Convoy of Hope Online Auction Fundraiser 2012

We would be grateful if you joined our event page and attended the auction.

Feel welcome to add me on Facebook- www.facebook.com/rsdcrpsfire

We look forward to serving you!

Thank you!

~Twinkle V.

Sacramento Balloon Release Fundraising Event for the POPF

As the Event Coordinator and California Ambassador for the Power of Pain Foundation (POPF) I would like to invite you to Help raise awareness in a balloon release fundraiser project this summer in Sacramento California for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD) aka Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Chronic Pain issues. Each balloon/balloon bunch will have a 4 sided tag attached. The tag will include your name/business name and short message, POPF Info, and RSD Info.

Saturday, July 21, 2012  – 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Location- To be announced

Pricing is:

$2-1 balloon

$5-3 balloons

$8-5 balloons

$16-10 balloons

Pre-order Balloons at http://powerofpain.org/fundraising, be sure to include your name and short message in the comment section when completing your order. Names will also be posted on our website!

You do not have to be present in Sacramento California to participate. We will release your balloon or balloon bundles for you.

All purchases are tax deductible. The Power of Pain Foundation is a non profit 501(C)(3) Charity.

Not only will this help our cause, but will also give you advertising opportunities whether as a business, organization, foundation or individual. Your name, business name etc will be included on the tag released into the air.

Whoever finds it will not only learn about our us but you also.

For more information and to watch for updates including upcoming location Please visit and check back regularly at Public Event by Twinkle VanFleet and Barby Ingle at https://www.facebook.com/events/314514498596759/

Please help us and join our cause! We’re helping to raise continued awareness for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Causalgia, Post Cancer Pain, and Diabetic Neuropathy.

We’re supporting the Power of Pain Foundation (POPF) in their ongoing efforts to assist patients and caregivers dealing with these and other life altering Neuropathies. Beneficiaries include patients who are economically and socially affected by these invisible diseases.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Causalgia that effects over 10,000,000 people in the United States alone. It is also an auto-immune disorder.

RSD/CRPS is a painful, progressive and often debilitating, neurological disorder that affects the network of nerves along the spinal cord. The Sympatheic Nervous System is commonly known as “Fight or Flight”. The left side of our brain contains the Para Sympathetic, the calm side and the right contains the Sympathetic. Imagine a frightful event, a tiger enters the room. The fight or flight response is our basic human instinct of survival. Fight the animal off, and face the serious consequences (fight) or get the heck out of there (flight aka fly away).

Image that a car alarm has been activated. You’re not sure why it was barely touched. It continues on with the loud noise. You finally realize that nothing you do is stopping it. Sensitivity may have triggered it but in any event it never shuts off. In this analogy there is no solution to shutting the alarm down. None!

Of course the option would have been to either cut the wires to cease the noise or to somehow dismantle or uninstall the system causing it. The alarm is the non stop seemingly never ending pain that a RSD/CRPS patient feels constantly.

There is no cure to date!   Hope to see you there!

If  you have RSD/CRPS and are interested in possibly working this event with me or can help in anyway please email me at twinklevanfleet@crpsadvisory.com