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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to UT Southwestern Neurology. The funds will support their headache fellowship program and local migraine research.

Mission Statement

To improve the lives of patients and their families, and to ultimately help to find a cure for migraine.

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 a team below to make a donation.

Team information


Raised: $997.90

Powerpuff girls

Raised: $823.16

Technicolor Zebra Stripes

Raised: $436.20

Team Brendan

Raised: $419.14

Cats Against Migraine

Raised: $260.68

Team Charlie

Raised: $186.21


Raised: $122.36

Team Spear-Mashburn

Raised: $106.40

Team Hope

Raised: $104.80


Raised: $103.20


Raised: $101.07

International Headache Center

Raised: $101.06

Team Survivor

Raised: $79.79

#Dlabaj Strong

Raised: $58.52

Running for Relief

Raised: $53.20

Team Mia

Raised: $53.20


Raised: $53.20

Advance ER

Raised: $26.60

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Mar 30 Suzanne Greenman This donation is in honor of Brendan Baum Undisclosed amount
Mar 27 Mary Schneider Love from Mary, Danielle, Kathleen and MAryE $26.59
Mar 24 Garrett Sanders $53.19
Mar 23 Fred & Linda Undisclosed amount
Mar 23 Eva Rogowski $25.00
Mar 23 Maria Garcia-Vega $50.00
Mar 23 Sharon Story $26.59
Mar 23 Christine Johnson My family suffers from these terrible headaches as well - glad to support this cause. $26.59
Mar 23 Anonymous $26.59
Mar 23 Sylvia Betancourt $53.19