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The Lending Library Project

Relieves pain endured by people who live in remote, rural, and underserved communities.


Image: iStock Photo

Dear Community,

We care deeply about improving lives. Helping even one person feel better affects their whole community.


Problem: new technologies usually roll out in well-resourced communities. However, people in low-resource communities have the same need for pain relief.

Solution: We are working with a non-profit organization to receive donations and provide grants to our team to lend the Varichrome Pro with training to underserved communities.


This project extends PhotoMed’s ongoing commitment to serving people who endure chronic pain and impaired functioning.  One Varichrome Pro offers the possibility of relief for 100 people in one year, if a practitioner serves only 2 additional people per week.

Individuals, companies, places of worship, organizations, and family foundation donors may suggest communities that they would like us to get connected with. Which communities would you like to receive our technology?

23 years ago, I formed PhotoMed's team of engineers with a vision to relieve pain in communities that would likely never have access to the technology. The reflected gratitude for the therapy has kept me going but is not mine alone to keep.


You can begin to feel that gratitude as we implement that vision together by sponsoring a device.

With much appreciation,


Allan Gardiner

PhotoMed Technologies, Founder


We have formed a team with two parts:

  • PhotoMed's team and technology built to restore people’s lives

  • an established non-profit designed to implement the delivery of technologies and services.

PhotoMed's partnership with a non-profit fiscal sponsor

L.C. and Lillie Cox Haven of Hope was founded in 2012 with a Mission to offer all individuals, regardless of their economic or social status, the opportunity and support to cope, heal, and grow with dignity.

The PhotoMed Technologies Project (we call it the Lending Library Project) is a program of L.C. and Lillie Cox Haven of Hope (Sponsor), a nonprofit charity exempted from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and which is not a private foundation because it is described in Sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(a)(vi). The Sponsor retains complete control and discretion of the use of contributions that it receives.

PhotoMed Technologies fulfills the program by building and lending Varichrome Pro devices to practitioners in selected communities. Grants from the L.C. and Lillie Cox Haven of Hope and gifts to PhotoMed's Lending Library Project also support training via printed, online, phone, and Zoom.  The device loan period depends upon the size and needs of the communities. The aim is to help as many people as possible. The loaner devices are not for sale, but practitioners are welcome to purchase devices separately from the program.

5 Ways to Participate

1) Tell your friends and practitioners about new ways to reduce pain.

2) Write a tax-deductible check payable to L.C. and Lillie Cox Haven of Hope. In the memo line, please include FBO (For the Benefit Of)  PhotoMed Technologies Project in order to designate the donation to this project.


Mail to:  696 San Ramon Valley Blvd. No. 194 Danville, CA 94526.

3) Contribute via this PayPal Link by clicking on or using the QR code:

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Please use the Contact Form to let us thank you for your donation. (The PayPal button donates directly to the Sponsor without attribution to PhotoMed.)

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Please contact Allan Gardiner 510-541-9830 to arrange a transfer by:

  • 4) Transfer by ACH or wire transfer.

  • 5) Fund via Quickbooks.

Thanks for being part of our community


Thank you for joining PhotoMed's team to improve the lives of people having treatment-resistant chronic pain and impaired functioning. Together we can help practitioners serve people who would otherwise be left out for lack of access. This plan has been a driving force for me since I founded PhotoMed Technologies in 2000. Allan Gardiner

The practitioners and their patients are encouraged to share stories about how your donations improved their lives.

The Lending Library Project won’t happen without outside funding.


Even a small donations make a difference.


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