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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the MedStar Georgetown 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

Trepanation without Representation

Raised: $3,300.43

Team Helen

Raised: $2,470.16


Raised: $619.66

MedStar Georgetown Headache Center

Raised: $603.50

Team Blitz

Raised: $582.30

The Glascott Family

Raised: $439.90

Kaplan Team

Raised: $405.00

Team Amgen and Novartis-DC

Raised: $291.50

Dauntless Divas

Raised: $205.50

Migraine Brain

Raised: $201.40

Migraine Twins

Raised: $111.30

Heads Up

Raised: $107.59

Joselle’s Brain’s

Raised: $76.50

Team Lilly DC

Raised: $53.00

Meerkats Against Migraines

Raised: $26.50


Raised: $25.00


Raised: $10.60

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Nov 19 Ellen Garrison-Weaver $25.00
Oct 16 Jaime Sanders $26.50
Oct 16 Lea Lowenfeld $53.00
Oct 14 Greta Dunn Sorry this is late. I hope your walk went well. $53.00
Oct 13 jeff harasha $26.50
Oct 13 Brian Kaplan $59.55
Oct 13 Monica Balsamo $26.50
Oct 13 Kimberly Coleman $26.50
Oct 12 Martha Craig & Mark Herbkersman Hi Pam! So sorry we're a little late. Hope you had a wonderful day!! $53.00
Oct 12 Beth Dubin $53.00