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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the DENT Neurologic Institute. 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 a team below to make a donation.

Team information

DENT Neurologic Institute

Raised: $2,211.38

Papa’s Purple Pachyderms

Raised: $1,359.12

Team Uschi

Raised: $406.49

Team Lilly

Raised: $211.43


Raised: $106.54

The Rubies

Raised: $106.53

Fox and the Turtle

Raised: $103.27

Nikki’s Booger Brains

Raised: $53.27

The Chatty Cathies

Raised: $26.63

Not Fast But Kinda Furious

Raised: $26.63

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Jul 18 Dent Neurologic Institute Dent Dress Down Day Donation - 06/28/19 Undisclosed amount
Jul 03 Patty and Desiree Bowen Thanks for including us in this Olivia! We hope you're doing well! Love, Desi and Patty $26.63
Jun 29 Julie Jaap $10.65
Jun 29 Sally Rosenthal $26.63
Jun 29 Susan Kapuszcak $26.63
Jun 29 Tom & Stephanie Grillo Great Cause Dr. Nick!! $266.33
Jun 29 Margaret Moore I always have a headache. Thank you 😊 $26.63
Jun 29 Papa Love you kiddo! $106.53
Jun 29 Rebecca Ryan $26.63
Jun 29 Carla Abato $25.00