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Need a Vacation? Support our veterans for a chance to win your next getaway!

We’re raffling off 1 grand prize and you get to choose your prize! A Colorado Microbrewery Tour Or A Nashville Night on the Town   All proceeds from the raffle go directly to providing non-narcotic pain management to Montana veterans. Our focus is goes beyond making pain to treating, improving quality of life, and reducing or eliminating dependency on potential dangerous prescription medications. Tickets are $20 each. You can get tickets at the front desk of Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic or by emailing gethelp@pgvprf.org. Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic is located at 720 N. 30th St, Billings. Raffle drawing will take place on November 19th 2016. Need not be present to win. Winner will be notified Nov 20th. If contact cannot be made by Nov 30th a new winner will be drawn on Dec 1. Please ensure we have a good phone number so we can reach you when you win! All final trip details are arranged and booked through Winspire Concierge services.   Trip Details: Colorado Microbrew Tour Microbrew Tour, Grand Hyatt Denver 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2 Suggested Retail Value: Up to $4,960 This Experience Includes: Denver Microbrew Tour 3-night stay in a standard guest room at Grand Hyatt Denver Complimentary Wi-Fi Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Denver, CO Winspire booking & concierge service Colorado takes beer seriously. The state is continually ranked in the top five for U.S. beer production, number of breweries and explosive growth in the microbrew industry. The designated Denver Beer Triangle (Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins) is considered the apex of brewing, with more than six dozen breweries....

Upcoming Event – Spread the word!

We will be giving a presentation on May 31th, 5:00pm at the Billings Public Library to share what it is we do and how our veterans can benefit. -> Get all the details here <- Also check out the ways you can *easily* helps us raise money to continue providing...

An Update on the Foundation

We (the board of PGVPRF) are working hard to raise funds, provide care, and show veterans and the VA that there are other treatment options that work for long term pain management. Current events: We are conducting a study for management of lower back pain, in which we’ve successfully improved pain levels, function, and life for several veterans. We are continuing to provide care for veterans that don’t meet the perimeters of the study. If you or a veteran you know has pain management issues have them ask their VA doctor for a referral to the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic. We’re in the early stages of brain storming for a raffle fundraiser to help raise money later this year (keep your eyes peeled in September for a chance to win big). We are aiming at keeping the blog here more up to date with info regarding the foundation and other issues related to pain management and medication issues. Thank you so much for your...

This 4th of July Take Action

Another national holiday is upon us. The Stars and Stripes are every where, and conversation is filled of BBQs and fireworks. We remember the troops, often putting out a yellow ribbon for those still serving. We visit the cemeteries and recall the stories we shared with those now buried there. There are so many ways to remember and rejoice in our freedoms. This year I want to ask you to also take action. In memory of those that went before, and in hopes of changing the path for those that are still to come; this 4th of July please donate to the Paul Gardner Veterans Pain Relief Foundation. No amount is to small, and ever penny goes to providing non-narcotic pain management for veterans. With much respect and gratitude, Casey (Board member, disabled OIF veteran, and friend of Paul’s)  ...

Distraught mother: ‘All they were doing was overmedicating him’

Story from the Billings Gazette A 36-year-old Iraq war veteran was being treated for traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and back injuries with more than 27 different medications when he died unexpectedly, according to his mother. Paul Gardner, of Billings died on March 3, 2011 from complications related to injuries he sustained in Iraq after a rocket attack on his base, said Claire Gardner, of Seattle. She blames the pills — and the VA for the complications. “It seemed like all they were doing was overmedicating him,” Claire Gardner said. “They were treating the symptoms with pills and covering up the real problems.” She is concerned that other veterans are also being overmedicated. That is why she has put up $5,000 in seed money to jump-start the Paul Gardner Veterans Relief Foundation to give veterans non-narcotic options for rehabilitation and relief from chronic pain. Read...

Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013

Paul Gardner Veterans Pain Relief Foundation Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 Held at Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic Present:  Dr. Margaret Beeson, Colleen Nichols, Casey Elder, Dr. Patricia Holl, George Blackard, and Claire Gardner by phone. Absent:  Dr. Michael Metzger Guest:  Kathy Toney, YNC Administrator Called to order:  09:00 MST George Blackard met with the new director of the VA in Montana.  It was an invite only with approximately 10 people in attendance.  They had a frank discussion about problems with the VA system.  George will follow up with a letter to the Director and talk to Representative Daines. Colleen Nichols presented the financial reports. Casey Elder asked for a pricing package for the veteran’s information for our Pain Program.  George suggested that at the next Legion Post meeting that he and Casey suggest a percentage of their fundraising should be dedicated to our foundation. Casey Elder does a fundraiser at her gym in September and wants to direct the funds for our foundation.  The event is to be held on September 13, 2013. Logo – Discussion was held on the potential new logo.  Consensus was that everyone liked the new logo. There was discussion about ideas for the brochure. Website – there was discussion regarding domain name choices.  The consensus was to go shorter with the name.  Colleen will work with Deanna to find out more information on the possibility of taking donations through the website. The board members are asked to write a bio as to why they are on the board for the website.  Deanna and Claire will work on Paul’s information for the website. Pilot Program – Dr....

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pvt-paul-a-gardnerYou contribution will help us assist veterans all over the country and provide advocacy in alternative non-narcotic treatments.

 

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