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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the University of Vermont Medical Center Headache 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

Royal Migraine Warriors

Raised: $1,185.00

Against the 'Graines

Raised: $1,079.10


Raised: $976.80

The Pounding Headaches

Raised: $895.00

Team Dartmouth Headache

Raised: $664.10


Raised: $432.50

Team Ted

Raised: $386.90

Migraine Busters

Raised: $280.00

Painkillers VT

Raised: $26.50

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Oct 05 Ann Chiango Beth - This is my 3rd attempt to contribute. YIKES! $53.00
Oct 01 F Philip Fiermonte To support Katie McDonald’s work $15.90
Sep 28 Kathy Tarolli $25.00
Sep 25 Anonymous $53.00
Sep 24 Rachel Sussman Undisclosed amount
Sep 24 Anonymous $37.10
Sep 24 The Migraine Elf $26.50
Sep 24 Margaret Noonan Good luck, Beth! $26.50
Sep 24 Anonymous $175.00
Sep 24 Rose Bergeron $25.00