Held at The Charleston Haus in downtown Los Angeles, The International Pain Foundation (iPain) celebrated its tenth anniversary and its Music Moves Awareness program with the premiere of a new music video and song titled “Hope Is True,” created to empower those who have struggled with such diseases as Lupus, ALS, Lyme Disease, and others.
“Hope Is True” by iPain was created with the assistance of some of the most illustrious talent in today’s entertainment industry. Executive Producer and iPain supporter Ryan Young collaborated with Emmy-nominated songwriter William J. Fuller to write the single, along with award-winning music producer Alex Geringas.
“Chronic pain affects one in seven globally, so it’s bound to affect you or someone you know,” comments iPain’s president Barby Ingle. “We needed a way to have the voice of pain patients be heard. International Pain Foundation has developed the Music Moves Awareness project to do just that.”
Celebrities who came out in support of the evening included Christina Milian, Ally Hilfiger, After Romeo, Bret Lockett, Chris Caldovino, Billy Blanks Jr., Dre Davis, and others.
iPain supports the notion that chronic pain is a real and complex disease that exists either by itself or it can be linked with other medical conditions. As a charity, it campaigns for effective pain care through an array of treatment options, which are widely inaccessible. It also underlines that chronic pain is an unrecognized and under- resourced public health crisis with devastating personal and economic impacts. Most importantly, it operates under the belief that allowing people to suffer with unmanaged pain is immoral and unethical.