Marsha Garcia is an ATV racer, non-profit leader, event facilitator, mother, wife, grandmother, and person diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia – all hats that she wears with determination and strength. Watching Marsha speed through the trails of the Arizona desert, it may seem difficult to believe that she is diagnosed with a neuropathic chronic pain disorder – especially one that can be triggered by outdoor elements such as wind and jolting movements.
Elaine Skiades is a girl on a mission. She watched her grandfather suffer with TN for years. And now, she’s helping the Facial Pain Research Foundation in our quest for a cure by creating and selling these fantastic t-shirts. All proceeds will benefit FPRF. “For many years, my grandpa fought through severe pain episodes that
Kelsey Darragh’s job revolves around talking. All. The. Time. About everything. And she’s good at it, too – having created a candidly relatable, international presence on Buzzfeed, YouTube, TikTok, and other leading online platforms. So, it may come as a huge shock that she was diagnosed with neuropathic pain impacting her jaw—the thing she uses all day for work.
The Facial Pain Research Foundation is honored to be the recipient of a fundraising campaign undertaken by online business Blue Pine. They are donating a portion of every sale from their website to FPRF for the next three months.
In early October, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Dr David Julius and Dr. Ardem Patapoutian, for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. The Facial Pain Research Foundation has for the last two years been supporting research into a drug that could stop Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain signals from using this exact receptor
The 7th Annual “Laugh Your Face Off!” comedy show was once again a huge success, raising over $430K for the Facial Pain Research Foundation, and bringing its 7-year total to $2.6M. After going exclusively virtual in 2020, we welcomed back a very small in-person audience this year, while once again live-streaming the event worldwide. As
“Laugh Your Face Off” is back for a 7th year with the goal of surpassing $3M raised since our inception in 2015. We are currently planning to return to our home at Park West in Chicago on OCTOBER 2ND, but are closely monitoring Covid-19 infection rates and the state of Illinois’ re-opening policies, and will