PNN Gains Non-Profit Status

By Pat Anson, Editor

This past month marked a couple of important milestones for Pain News Network that I’d like to share with you.

We reached nearly 115,000 readers in January -- our largest monthly audience to date -- and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service approved our application as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. It's always good to see that we're reaching more and more people, but the designation as a non-profit is a significant development that moves PNN closer to financial viability.

When we started PNN almost one year ago, our goal was to raise awareness about the many issues and challenges faced by chronic pain sufferers. We do that through original reporting and commentary about chronic pain and pain management, and our growing network of affiliates has helped spread this reader supported journalism.

None of this would be possible without the work of volunteers, especially the PNN columnists who share their personal stories of struggle and the valuable lessons they’ve learned about living with chronic pain.

I want PNN to continue to grow as a forum where pain sufferers know they can get reliable news and information about their conditions and treatments; not the tidal wave of misinformation and stigmatization pain patients often get from other news sources.

It is your donations, small and large, that will make this possible. All contributions are 100% tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers. Every dollar you donate will be used to support PNN’s mission.

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Pain News Network, Box 261, La Crescenta, California 91214

Thank you for your continued support of independent, balanced reporting about chronic pain and pain management. It was here at PNN that you first read about the CDC’s covert development of opioid prescribing guidelines, Pfizer’s “quiet” recall of Lyrica, how pain patients are often mistreated in hospitals, and many other important stories that are ignored by other media outlets.  

With your help, we can change the dialogue and raise awareness about the real issues and challenges faced by pain sufferers.