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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated locally to support the headache fellowship program and local migraine research at Harvard University/Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. 

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.


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Team information


Raised: $2,779.64

For a Life Without Headaches

Raised: $739.85

Miles for Miller

Raised: $315.93

Team Lilly

Raised: $239.36


Raised: $216.68

No More NSAIDs

Raised: $105.42

Team Christa

Raised: $69.14

Bella's Beasts

Raised: $10.64

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Aug 13 Jackie Ma This is amazing :) Undisclosed amount
Aug 12 Bio Kult $1,000.00
Aug 08 Margaret Magendantz Further research on the causes of Migraines is needed. $42.55
Aug 05 Elisa & Adam Maines $53.19
Aug 01 KEITH MCINTOSH $26.59
Jul 30 Carole King Undisclosed amount
Jul 30 Kunal Bohra Here's to a good cause. Undisclosed amount
Jul 30 Shruthi Sivakumar Undisclosed amount
Jul 30 Margo Ezekiel Undisclosed amount