By Riva Preil
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) was established in 1996 with two primary objectives: 1) To educate health care professionals on how to diagnosis and manage chronic pelvic pain and 2) To bring hope to men and women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain by significantly raising public awareness and impacting individual lives.
IPPS's mission is focused on optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain and serving as an educational resource for health care professionals. As a not-for-profit organization, IPPS is broadly funded by donations and memberships from individuals, patients, and healthcare professionals alike. Your support of IPPS allows valuable educational programs that work the betterment of the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain.
On that note, the IPPS is currently conducting an on-line silent auction to fundraise on behalf of their incredible work. There are three categories of auctioned items:
Pelvic pain products and education: examples include Amy Steinâ€™s Heal Pelvic Pain book, Apex Automatic Pelvic Exerciser, an App for pelvic pain to help both the patient and the practitioner, perceptorship with Rhonda Kotarinos in Chicago, acupuncture perceptorship with Paula Haberman in NYC, De-mystifying Pudendal Neuralgia Course (for a practitioner, in Las Vegas September 2014), and a crystal wand.
Travel and Leisure-- examples include a week-long vacation to St. James's Club, Antigua, a vacation in Dardanelle and Istanbul, Turkey, a 5 day/4 night Mexican Vacation at the Hacienda Tres Rios (Riviera Maya), 2 seasons tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 season, and 2 tickets to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Other miscellaneous products include NBC'S TODAY SHOW: VIP Behind-The Scenes Tour for Two, $50 Gift Card Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, jewelry, Starbucks and Apple Product Gift Cards, and a 16-Bottle Countertop stainless steel wine cellar.
As you can clearly see, there is something for everybody! This is an incredible opportunity to win great prizes while supporting an extremely worthwhile cause. Stay tuned for an interview with Amy Stein, Secretary of IPPS Board of Directors and Chairperson of the 2014 silent auction and for more details!