Spotlight: The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by peripheral neuropathy through awareness, education, advocacy, and research to advance the discovery of new therapies and cures. The organization was founded in 2007.

Approximately 30 million Americans live with neuropathy, and countless more worldwide. In addition to (and primarily) serving individuals who have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, FPN also works closely with caregivers and care partners, family members, researchers and scientists, and health care professionals.

How FPN Serves Individuals Living with Neuropathy and Chronic Pain

— Funding research projects dedicated to all forms of neuropathy

— Advocating for more funding for neuropathy through the U.S. government and the National Institutes of Health

— Offering scientifically-backed resources to our community through educational programs and online resources, including information on symptoms and treatment options

— Promoting awareness and working to ensure peripheral neuropathy becomes more well-known and receives funding to improve the diagnostic process and discover more therapies

Our primary program, the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry, is a unique biobank of human DNA samples from individuals who live with peripheral neuropathy due to a variety of causes, including diabetes.

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy has a broad base of patients living with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), idiopathic neuropathy, chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), and neuropathy from other hereditary and autoimmune causes. As such, we focus our resources on education and research initiatives for all forms of neuropathy, in addition to sharing pain management resources.

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