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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the Children's Mercy Kansas City 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

Team BIOHAVEN Central

Raised: $2,694.74

Team Lilly

Raised: $2,031.10

Amgen / Novartis - Running for a Reason

Raised: $471.00

Teva KC Team

Raised: $238.50

Brain Storm

Raised: $53.00

Ashley’s Support Squad

Raised: $26.50

Fueled by Tacos

Raised: $21.20

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Jun 18 Goodrich Family $250.00
Jun 04 Anonymous $26.50
Jun 04 The Walls Family $26.50
Jun 04 Pressed From the Heart Thank you for bringing this to my attention Nita! More than happy to donate to a great cause for such an amazing person. $25.00
Jun 04 Anonymous $26.50
Jun 01 Brooke West $10.60
Jun 01 The Routhieaux Family $106.00
May 30 Team Biohaven Central $26.50
May 30 RSM $530.00
May 29 Tom & Anna Bessel $106.00