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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the UCSF Headache Center. 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

Sara’s Warriors

Raised: $2,111.36

Team Robertson

Raised: $1,182.08

UCSF Headache Center

Raised: $1,156.76

My Graine Mandala

Raised: $1,076.90

Amgen Run Club

Raised: $316.70


Raised: $212.00

Team Lilly

Raised: $106.00

The Crayola Oblongatas

Raised: $95.40

UCSF Controller's Office

Raised: $79.50

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Nov 22 David Larsen $100.00
Nov 08 Melissa Sznajder $31.80
Nov 06 Nadia Portillo $53.00
Oct 26 Christina Yin $26.50
Oct 26 Anonymous $26.50
Oct 26 Laura Dietle My daughter suffers from severe migraines. So appreciate the Miles for Migraines $26.50
Oct 26 Carmen Goff $53.00
Oct 26 Sylvette Wake Go Kim Undisclosed amount
Oct 26 Allison Stelly $10.60
Oct 26 Jane Handreen $250.00