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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the Jefferson Headache Center and CHOP. The funds will support their headache fellowship programs 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


Raised: $6,485.06

Sunglasses At Night

Raised: $2,971.28

Haley Ryan

Raised: $2,042.94

Beyond Migraines

Raised: $1,280.44

Kalan Klan

Raised: $1,003.05

Migraine Champs

Raised: $976.92

Healing Heels for Headache

Raised: $920.56

CHOP the Headaches

Raised: $834.98

Team Live Love Lenna

Raised: $795.94

Goldsborough-Stein Team

Raised: $789.98

Dancing in the Rain

Raised: $754.11

Team Teva

Raised: $651.56

Old Town Road Runners

Raised: $588.03

Head Hunters

Raised: $546.48

The Triptopians

Raised: $461.08

Team Headstrong

Raised: $425.44

Dawn’s Migraine Warriors

Raised: $351.45

Young Warriors

Raised: $340.36

Head Over Heels

Raised: $309.63

Carnac's Craniacs

Raised: $303.13

Keep Your Head Up!

Raised: $292.49

Spare Me the Headache!

Raised: $265.90

Team Migrainiacs

Raised: $239.31

Team Lilly

Raised: $168.59


Raised: $159.54

Rock the Pain

Raised: $148.91

Michael Marmura

Raised: $138.27

Rage Against the Migraine

Raised: $132.95

Trigeminal Gang

Raised: $132.95


Raised: $106.36

Migraine Mamas 

Raised: $105.09

Team B-Rad

Raised: $79.77

Ground Pounding Mile-graine Walkers

Raised: $36.91

Cruising for a cure 2019

Raised: $31.91

No Pain, No Gain, No Migraine!

Raised: $31.90

Health Union

Raised: $26.59

Team Starrett

Raised: $26.59

Huller Cluster

Raised: $26.59

Triple Threat

Raised: $15.95

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Oct 21 Bank of America Match $106.36
Oct 12 Andrew Wagner $106.36
Oct 11 Sandra Kern $106.36
Oct 10 Shirley Brown $53.18
Oct 09 Jeffrey Kleiman $53.18
Oct 09 Howard Dolgin $20.00
Oct 09 Eliza Hammer $26.59
Oct 08 Natalie Olup You rock, Sara! 💛💪🏼😘 $26.59
Oct 08 Paul Monaghan $50.00
Oct 08 Facebook Fundraiser $25.00