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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the Headache Center Fellowship Research Program at Mayo Clinic. The funds will support their headache fellowship program and local migraine research.

Mission Statement

Silencing migraine stigma by creating patient-participatory events.

Miles for Migraine History

During a first-ever advocacy visit by the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy to their respective members of Congress in September, 2007, a group of mostly M.D./PhD research and clinicians in migraine and headache disorders, including AHS member and migraine patient Eileen Jones, RN, PHN, were given a challenge.

Legislative Aides of Congress Persons and Senators told these research specialists that their quest for an increase in the National Institutes of Health spending allowance for headache research grants was flat (only ½ of 1% of the total budget), and would not increase in the foreseeable future. Furthermore, they were discouraged to hear that they needed to build public support in their home cities and states, where until the citizens start to demand funding, things would probably not change in their favor.  In response to this Congressional challenge, Eileen decided to start a competitive race.

Miles for Migraine held its first 5K and 10K run and 2-Mile walk in the fall of 2008 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with approximately 200 participants. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to create some “big noise” in the community and raise the awareness of migraine and headache disorder as more than “just a headache”. We are planning to accomplish that by growing our signature event, the Miles for Migraine 5K, 10K and 2-Mile walk, and by implementing new programs such as a day camp for adolescents suffering from chronic migraines, and an adult seminar series.


Click on one of our teams below to make a donation.

Team information

The Wolffpack

Raised: $527.25

Billet Migraine Warriors

Raised: $426.08

My Migraine life

Raised: $292.92

Mayo Migraine Warriors

Raised: $239.67


Raised: $223.69

Team Lilly

Raised: $218.37

The Horace Dudleys

Raised: $106.52

Foothills Neurology

Raised: $106.52


Raised: $85.21

Cluster Migraines

Raised: $53.26

Team Poetzl

Raised: $26.63

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Feb 28 Kimberly Slaninka $26.63
Feb 28 Anonymous $53.26
Feb 27 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Feb 27 Taryn Bragg Undisclosed amount
Feb 26 Anonymous $26.63
Feb 26 Suzanne Brummel $106.52
Feb 26 Anonymous $26.63
Feb 26 rozenah goebel Pray for all those who suffer with migraines or any neuro issues. Undisclosed amount
Feb 26 Candice Fredenberg $53.26
Feb 26 Penny Gurgon Good Luck and always have fun. $25.00