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Miles For Migraine - Boston

Miles for Migraine will host its first 2-mile Walk/ 5K/ 10K Walk/Run in Boston at Herter Park. This Fundraiser for Migraine & Headache Awareness, Treatment & Research will take place Saturday November 3, 2018. We will also have a post event breakfast in conjunction with the Headache Cooperative of New England - see below, you won't want to miss this educational and community building event! 


PRIZES AWARDED FOR TOP FUNDRAISERS:

Raise $300 earn a Miles for Migraine blanket


Raise $200 earn a Miles for Migraine cap

Raise $100 earn a pair of Miles for Migraine athletic socks or a bracelet of choice

Raise  $50 and become to become a member of the Brain Hat Society. 


About the Brain Hat Society: People with migraine, their caregivers, and their friends and family should be recognized for their heroic efforts. Stigma imposes a huge penalty in the everyday lives of patients with migraine. It increases social isolation and causes adverse consequences to self-esteem and mood. Stigmatized diseases get less research funding, and payers are less likely to pay for the treatment of stigmatized diseases. In order to reverse the stigma of migraine we need to understand why it exists. By wearing your brain hat, you are doing several things: joining a community of like-minded people who want real change about the perception of migraine, and other headache diseases, while also showing the public that migraine is a severe, neurological disease. In addition, you will show others that raising funds to alleviate a shortage of trained health care professionals who treat these diseases is necessary to help you and your fellow community members obtain better access to treatments. Finally, you will have fun wearing this hat to our events! Each time you achieve a new fundraising or attendance goal, you will receive an iron-on patch to add to your brain hat. So, please join the club!    

 

PRIZES AWARDED FOR TOP FINISHERS:

 1ST PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER:  

 2ND PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER:  

 3RD PRIZE 5/10K FEMALE/MALE FINISHER:  


Packet Pickup: 

 Packet pick up is at REI on Friday November 2nd from 4PM-7PM. Their address is 401 Park Drive, #103, Boston, MA 02215

 If you are unable to attend Packet Pickup, you will be able to get your packet between 7:30AM-8:45AM at Herter Park on race morning. 


 Registration includes: 

 t-shirt

 race finishing medal

 post event food and drinks

 


Register a team of 3 or more people at one time, before October 17th and get $3 off each registration!

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Announcements begin at 8, please be present to hear from our speakers: 

Paul Mathew, MD 

Department of Neurology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Headache Specialist, John R Graham Headache Center

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School


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ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN or SHINE (Sorry, No-Refunds)

PLEASE NOTE 10k is only for runners. We can not keep the course open past 10:00. If you want to walk/run the 5k and can be finished by 10, then that is ok.

About the post-walk/run Community Building Breakfast: 

Please join us following the event for breakfast and educational presentations from these well-known headache specialist: 

Hotel Colonnade, Boston, MA

Dr. Randall Weeks, moderator


10:30 am Participants arrive after Miles for Migraine walk/run, park at the Hotel Colonnade, register, get breakfast

10:40 Welcome and introduction

10:45 Lecture on advanced biologic treatments for refractory headache: Dr. Alan Rapoport, UCLA Dept of Neurology
Clinical Professor of Neurology

11:05 Lecture on Neuromodulation for Refractory Headache: Dr. Stewart Tepper

11:25 Panel discussion, Q&A. Drs. Weeks, Rapoport, Markley, Mathew, McGeeney and Tepper

Noon: close





 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Registration fees

Post-Walk/Run FREE Breakfast with local Headache Specialists Closed

Come join us after the walk/run event at the Colonnade Hotel for a FREE post event breakfast. You will have a chance to listen to presentations by local and national headache specialists and participate in a Q&A session. Select this option if you do not plan to join us for the walk or run, but only for the breakfast.

Walking-2 Mile Walk - 10 and Under Closed

Free walk registration for children 10 and under, no shirt included.

Running 5K (Age 10 and Under) Closed

Free 5K run registration for children 10 and under, no shirt included.

Advocate Closed

If you are a migraine or headache disorders advocate who is not feeling up to a walk, run or volunteer assignment on the day of the event, PLEASE still plan to come join us for this important day of advocacy. We will have a quiet tent at the event for you to rest in. Come out and meet others in your community who understand life with migraine and headache disease and show your community why we need a cure!

Running-10K - Adult (over 18) Closed

    1. Registration closed

I Am Fundraising Only Closed

Running-10K - Under 18 Closed

    1. Registration closed

Running-5K - Adults (over 18) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Running-5K - (Age 11-18) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Walking-2 Mile Walk - Adult (over 18) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Walking-2 Mile Walk (Age 11- 18) Closed

    1. Registration closed

Fundraising Letter

We have a letter that be helpful for you to use as you reach out to friends & family about support for the 2018 Miles for Migraine Boston event:

Fundraising Letter

Course Map

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Post Event Breakfast

Following the walk/run on Saturday morning, you are invited to join us at The Colonnade Boston Hotel on Huntington Ave. We will be hosting a FREE post event breakfast along with many of the local headache specialists. Come hear from these providers, ask questions and have a chance to visit with or meet others in your migraine community. 

While the breakfast is being offered at no charge, we do ask that you register in advance to receive your ticket for admission. 

Agenda:

10:30 am Participants arrive after Miles for Migraine run, park at the Hotel Colonnade, register, get breakfast

10:40 Welcome and introduction

10:45 Lecture on advanced biologic treatments for refractory headache: Dr. Rapoport

11:05 Lecture on neuromodulation for refractory headache: Dr. Tepper

11:25 Panel discussion, Q&A. Drs. Weeks, Rapoport, Markley, Mathew, McGeeney and Tepper

Noon: close

Top Teams

1

Team Kellie

Raised: $606.36

2

I-B-ProFun

Raised: $391.99

3

M's Motive

Raised: $257.75

Top Fundraisers

1

Robyn King

Raised: $1,775.43

2

Ellina Beletsky

$853.97

Raised

$650.00

Goal
3

Matt Huffman

Raised: $487.23

Event Schedule

  • September 29 8:30 AM EDT - Pre-race announcements

  • September 29 9:00 AM EDT - Walk/Run Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Herter Park Amphitheater, Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, USA

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