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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the Headache Center Fellowship Research Program at Mayo Clinic. 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.

Teams

Click on a team below to make a donation.

Team information

Humble Heads

Raised: $2,362.11

Summer

Raised: $1,186.05

Irish

Raised: $263.04

Migraine Warrior

Raised: $172.50

The Horace Dudleys

Raised: $106.52

PittyPawFam

Raised: $106.52

TEAM LILLY

Raised: $95.87

Phoenix Children's/Barrow kids migraine busters

Raised: $79.89

No More M for M

Raised: $63.91

Migraine Bunch

Raised: $53.26

Sole Sisters

Raised: $26.63

Purple Power

Raised: $26.63

Mom and Sav

Raised: $10.65

TEAM AMGEN

Raised: $5.33

Team name goes here

Raised: $5.33

sandlot

Raised: $5.00

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Sep 14 Phoenix Children's Hospital $500.00
Mar 08 Kimberly Slaninka $21.30
Mar 08 Elsa and Stuart Tanenbaum We are hopeful this helps with the research being done to improve the well being to all who have to live with this debilitating disease. $106.52
Mar 07 Miriam Aliberti $53.26
Mar 07 Alicia Sachen $26.63
Mar 07 Stephen and Tonya $10.65
Mar 07 Karen Stern Let’s get the tools to cure these headaches!! $250.00
Mar 07 Anonymous $20.00
Mar 07 Anonymous $26.63
Mar 07 Richard Reinemund $53.26