About The Movement
What is the #ThroughThePain Movement
Through The Pain is a network for individuals, families, and caregivers affected by illnesses associated with chronic pain. The goal is to offer support while promoting awareness
In 2018, Sickle Cell Survivor Dima Hendricks started a T-Shirt fundraiser to supplement her income during a stem cell procedure. While interacting with other patients with chronic illness, she noticed there was a greater need within the community. There was a greater need for advocacy, awareness, and place to share thoughts and perspectives. With this in mind, Dima's fundraiser became a movement to help patients #ThroughThePain
Dima’s extensive pageant experience began with the title of Miss Black Dorchester USA and was crowned Miss Black Massachusetts USA in 2007. She has also served as a pageant director, coach, and judge for over a decade. Today, Dima is the VP of Operations for Miss Black US Ambassador. She also held the title of Mrs. Massachusetts International; in 2017.