The Unbroken Smile
The Unbroken Smile is a site for all Chronic Pain and Chronic Illnesses. We didn’t choose this life, unfortunately it chose us. Chronic Pain effects over 100 million people each year, regardless of our age, race, gender, or religion.
Our site was designed to bring us together regardless of what condition we may have been diagnosed with. We all hold this connection of pain and it’s unlikely it will go away until there are cures. We are here to inspire each other, tell our stories, share our arts, share our advice, and lean on one another. Also, getting some much-needed tips and ideas along the way of how to cope and live each day in Chronic Pain.
Power of Pain Foundation
Recognizes the value of every person who makes up the chronic pain community. We are guided by our commitment to excellence, leadership and patient empowerment.
The Medical Cannabis Community
As an organization focused on advancing the education, awareness and legal access for medical cannabis, we believe people should have the opportunity to live a better quality of life. Our mission is to shape a new perception of cannabis where it can be respectably viewed as a first option, rather than a last resort.
International Research Consortium for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
The International Research Consortium (IRC) is a recently formed organization whose goal is to promote research directed at relieving the pain and disability, prevention, and ultimately, the cure of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – a rare chronic pain condition.
Our members belong to over 50 research laboratories around the world. Here they can collaborate and compare findings to further CRPS research.
Lupus of Illinois
The Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI), formed in 1973, is the Midwest's leading non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.
LSI promotes lupus awareness and complements the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research.
Central Pain Nerve Center
The founders of the Central Pain Nerve Center, Lisa Davis-Budzinski, a Healthcare researcher & advocate, and Rebecca Brandt R.N. & Health Educator, are Central Pain Syndrome patients as well as advocates for others with CPS & chronic pain conditions. Years ago, our Central Pain outreach began as board members of the Central Pain Syndrome Foundation, with Lisa, managing the organization regularly as Vice President, and Becky as Health Educator & treasurer.
We saw a huge need for updated support capabilities and better outreach. So we developed the “Central Pain Nerve Center” to reach out and support pain patients in an updated digital world.
Illinois Women in Cannabis
Illinois Women in Cannabis (IWC) is comprised of professional and entrepreneurial women in Illinois who are interested in working in the Illinois medical cannabis industry. There are opportunities in this industry for women of diverse backgrounds and interests, including advertising, marketing, law, finance, patient care‐giving and agriculture, throughout the State.
IWC connects, educates, mentors and supports Illinois women of all ages and backgrounds in order to maximize their opportunities in the emerging Illinois medical cannabis industry – an industry too new to have a glass ceiling.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Our mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of eligible individuals. We offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including about 200 programs offered by biopharmaceutical companies. We've helped millions of Americans to get prescription drugs for free or at very low cost drugs.
PROMOTING AWARENESS OF RSD/CRPS IN CANADA: PARC
We promote awareness, support patients and raise funds for research but most importantly we give hope and help to those with CRPS.
Our patient services include support via email or phone, three newsletters per year, CRPS self-management program, CRPS Survivors network (soon to be a forum.)
We also have a "PAY IT FORWARD PROGRAM" where patients donate to maintain the website, the HELP LINE and to help other patients.