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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

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

Team information

Lorie Talks Life

Raised: $502.90

Team Nunley

Raised: $302.10

USF Migraine Marchers

Raised: $127.73

Spelman College

Raised: $65.72

Amgen-Release the grip of migraine

Raised: $63.60

Jennifer Barber

Raised: $26.50

Sparkle and Shine

Raised: $26.50

20/20 Vision

Raised: $26.50

Biohaven Neuro Ninjas

Raised: $10.60

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Jan 13 Kymberley Pelkey Way to go Lucas ! Gigi and Pepop are so proud of you !! $26.50
Jan 11 Somer Burke Way to go, Lucas Elkins! You are awesome for supporting research to end migraines! $25.00
Jan 11 Vicki Perrington $25.00
Jan 11 Heather Thomas $100.00
Jan 11 Randall Nunley $10.60
Jan 10 Tess Stapleton Excited for your big day tomorrow, have fun $106.00
Jan 10 Laurella Gray Good luck and have fun! $53.00
Jan 10 For Savanna $10.60
Jan 10 Christie Foster Undisclosed amount
Jan 10 Anonymous $26.50