Chicago Together Walk

DATE:  Saturday, May 13, 2017
TIME: 8:00 AM Registration; 10:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
LOCATION:  Hickory Creek Forest Preserve
ADDRESS:    10537 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL  60448
*For step-by-step registration instructions, please CLICK HERE.

Chicagoland Allies Against Pain, in collaboration with the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, is delighted to host a Together Walk.  Come and meet others!  Please invite your family, friends, colleagues, elected officials, and healthcare providers to a health and fun event to raise awareness and research funding for fibromyalgia.

Join us for musical entertainment from Proving Ground and a special educational program. Chiro One Wellness will also be providing free, on-site medical checks. We’re thrilled to have Dr. Melissa Geraghty presenting at the Chicago Together Walk.

Geraghty 18Dr. Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D. is a health therapist at Rago & Associates in Naperville, IL. Her primary specialties include: chronic pain, chronic illness, physical disabilities, and eating disorders. She is a national speaker and author, presenting workshops around the country (and around the world online) to help better educate healthcare professionals and the public on chronic pain. Dr. Geraghty is the recipient of the 2016 Hero of Hope Award from the International Pain Foundation (iPain). She is also the 2015 recipient of the Midwest Pain Society’s Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Geraghty is an iPain Medical Advisory Board Member, a 2016 iPain Featurette, is published in the iPain Living Magazine, and is an iPain Delegate. She is also an Advocate with the U.S. Pain Foundation and is a participant in the U.S. Pain Foundation’s 2017 INvisible Project: Migraine Edition. Dr. Geraghty’s professional Facebook (@MindfulMomentsByDrG) and Twitter (@MindfulDrG) allow her to spread awareness on physical and psychological difficulties, as well as post information on mindfulness. Dr. Geraghty lives with chronic pain and multiple physical disabilities.

Bidding for the silent auction will begin at 8 a.m. and close at the end of the opening ceremonies.  The winners will be announced during the closing ceremonies. We’d love to have you participate and can’t wait to walk with you! Bring lawn chairs and snacks to enjoy the entertainment and spend the morning with new friends! Four-legged friends are invited, too! But please bring something to pick up after them.

A special thanks to the Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief for
providing hands-on pain relief trigger point therapy and for the fun and
easy pre and post walk session; “Move and Stretch; Pain Relief for Those
With Fibromyalgia and or Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS).”14_109_CCMPR_logos-01




MaryBiancalanaAbout Mary Biancalana: Mary has been working with people with all types of pain since 1999. She is the past Director of Therapy for the Fibromyalgia Treatment Centers Of America,(2000-2006)  a multidisciplinary clinic that was extremely successful in eliminating and reducing the pain and dysfunction from Fibro/ Lyme Disease/ Myofascial Pain Syndrome/ Hypermobility Syndrome/CFS/ and post-accident trauma. She is a up-beat and energetic speaker and practitioner who has authored many articles and books on chronic pain and the effective treatment for this pain. Currently the Director of the Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief under the guidance and Direction of Dr. Renee Hartz.

A special thanks to Chiro One Wellness Centers for offering free medical checks at the Chicago Together Walk!


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