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30 percent of the goal has been raised

Total raised
$7,539.53 Goal: $25,000.00

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.


Prizes awarded based on fundraising level:

 Raise $1000 earn a Miles for Migraine Wind Jacket
Raise $500 earn a Miles for Migraine Zip Front Hoodie Sweatshirt

Raise $300 earn a Miles for Migraine blanket

Raise $200 earn a Miles for Migraine cap

Raise $100 earn a pair of Miles for Migraine athletic socks or a bracelet of choice

       Raise $50 earn a finisher medal*
Raise $35 earn a Miles for Migraine t-shirt and race bag

Prizes build as fundraising increases. For example, raise $50 and get the prizes at that level and below. Raise $100 and get that prize and the two below. 

NOTE: Shirt and medal ribbon color may vary.

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Click on one of our teams below to make a donation.

Marching migraineurs

Raised: $2,040.00

Every Step

Raised: $584.98

More Than Just A Headache

Raised: $516.60

Curly Carly

Raised: $250.00

The Migraine Warrior

Raised: $137.00

Migraine Diva

Raised: $106.36


Raised: $100.00

Charity's Chase

Raised: $75.00


Raised: $50.00

Jurassic Panda

Raised: $35.00

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Feb 01 Nicole Vermote $53.18
Jan 01 Diane Salim This donation is in support of Anikah Salim. $53.18
Dec 31 Candelin Wahl We heartily support your work! $26.59
Dec 31 Anonymous $10.64
Dec 31 Anikah Salim End the stigma. Migraine doesn't win. $26.59
Dec 29 Nancy Hirschfeld $53.18
Dec 26 Diane Reibel In honor of Shirley Kessel who puts her heart and soul into this worthy cause. Undisclosed amount
Dec 26 Marilyn Schultz $53.18
Dec 26 Jenn Heater You guys are the best happy New Year! Undisclosed amount
Dec 26 Delora Denney In honor of Keith and Cynthia Simons $26.59