Nominees for the 2017 Hero of Hope Awards for Patient Advocacy, Caregiver, and Corporate Support have been notified of their nominations.
The board of directors is reviewing all nominations and finalist in each category will be posted here on Aug. 27, 2017. Please check back for additional information.

2017 HERO OF HOPE AWARD FINALISTS

Chronic Pain Advocacy

iPain Foundation presents the Chronic Pain Advocacy Award. The recipient is a pain patient who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to assisting and advocating for people with neuropathy and pain conditions. This could be within the field of research, education, awareness, or patient assistance.

Amanda Greene

Amanda Greene

Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor

Lauri Nickels

Lauri Nickels

Tenah Callison

Tenah Callison

Tiina Saynajoki

Tiina Saynajoki

Caregiver

Caregivers represent service in areas such as nursing, certified nursing assistants, social services, certified medical technicians, therapy, activities, housekeeping, food service and volunteers. We honor these people who give of themselves and make a difference in the lives of those they care for in long-term care.

Brianna Tuckey

Brianna Tuckey

Johathan Delos Santos PA-C

Johathan Delos Santos PA-C

Keturah (Kay) Underwood

Keturah (Kay) Underwood

Tiina Saynajoki

Tiina Saynajoki

Wayne Connell

Wayne Connell

Corporate Support

This person or group is recognized for being innovators & leaders supporting daily living with chronic pain disease conditions. This can be research for daily living aids, drug development, survey data collecting. Creation or distribution of public service announcements videos, animations, graphics and voice overs.

411 voices media

411 voices media

AMINO

AMINO

Clara

Clara

HealthSparq

HealthSparq

Ketamine Wellness Centers

Ketamine Wellness Centers

The Nerve to be Heard

Nominations are being accepted for those who Have the Nerve to be Heard. This person has been recognized for bringing awareness to the challenges of living with chronic pain in national or international media. Nominees could include patients, patient advocates, celebrity, legislators, professional Olympic athletes, etc.

Charles Mattocks

Charles Mattocks

Jerry Mathers

Jerry Mathers

Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Nicole Arbour

Nicole Arbour

Sheryl Underwood

Sheryl Underwood

ipain hero of hope Award
Twinkie

Twinkie

Billy Blanks Jr

Billy Blanks Jr

Twinkle VanFleet

Twinkle VanFleet

Intellectric

Intellectric

Melissa Geraghty Psy.D.

Melissa Geraghty Psy.D.

Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award

melanie mcdowell advocacy award winners ipain

Dr. Gary Demerjian, 2015

Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award Winner

Trudy Thomas, 2012

Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award Winner

Mackenzie Bearup, 2009

Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award Winner

Dominick Spatafora, 2014

Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award Winner

Mrs. Barby Ingle, 2011

Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award Winner

Dale Lehn, 2008

Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award Winner

Ms. Paula Abdul, 2013

Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award Winner

Mary French, 2010

Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award Winner

Melanie McDowell, 2007

Melanie McDowell
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