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.
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.
Johathan Delos Santos PA-C
Keturah (Kay) Underwood
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
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.
Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award
Dr. Gary Demerjian, 2015
Trudy Thomas, 2012
Mackenzie Bearup, 2009
Dominick Spatafora, 2014
Mrs. Barby Ingle, 2011
Dale Lehn, 2008
Ms. Paula Abdul, 2013
Mary French, 2010
Melanie McDowell, 2007