Arizona Pain Foundation
The Arizona Pain Foundation was created by Phoenix-based pain physicians, Dr. Paul Lynch and Dr. Tory McJunkin. As Christians, they sought a philanthropic way to reach the community at large, both locally and internationally. Founded in 2009, the foundation’s mission is is to share the love of God by bringing compassion, healing and resources to those in need. This is accomplished by supporting international missionaries, by supporting local nonprofit community work and by promoting prescription drug abuse resistance to youth in Arizona.
Arizona Pain Foundation 2010 Events
In 2010, the foundation has organized two events, including outreach to a homeless shelter in Nogales, Arizona and filling food boxes at a Phoenix food pantry. The events brought together more than 50 volunteers. Future events include supporting teams for the October Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, partnerships with a local church for veteran support and the annual holiday party for Bhutanese and Nepali refugee children of central Phoenix. The foundation’s support of missionaries includes small monthly donations to a handful of Christians working in the developing world, as well as one-time donations to applicants attending mission trips.
Arizona Pain Foundation Anti-Drug Out Reach
The founders, in partnership with a strong board of Christian leaders on the board of directors, plan to expand their charity work by reaching more youth in the Phoenix area who may be susceptible to abusing prescription medications. The leadership of the Arizona Pain Foundation is passionate about educating about prescription drug abuse and preventing the resulting tragedies. We are regularly seeking speaking and funding opportunities in Arizona to reach children with this anti-drug message.