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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the Jefferson Headache Center and CHOP. The funds will support their headache fellowship programs 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

Team AAG

Raised: $1,632.50

Ladies Night Out

Raised: $1,404.50

Karly's Ice Pack

Raised: $1,255.52

Kalan Klan

Raised: $1,224.50

Vestibular Violets

Raised: $952.50

Sunglasses At Night

Raised: $771.68

Teva

Raised: $727.20

Rocking’ Robins

Raised: $530.00

Youngsters

Raised: $438.50

Rage Against the Migraine

Raised: $315.00

Migraine Misfits

Raised: $312.70

Goldsborough Team

Raised: $212.00

A Head of the Pack

Raised: $185.50

Ctrl Mbassadors

Raised: $159.00

Team Biohaven

Raised: $159.00

Michael Marmura

Raised: $106.00

Run Glitter Run

Raised: $106.00

CoCo Puffs

Raised: $106.00

Toerific Heelers

Raised: $106.00

Spare Me the Headache!

Raised: $106.00

Old Town Road Runners

Raised: $101.20

Procurement Power!

Raised: $84.80

Team Lilly

Raised: $79.50

Pain in the Brain

Raised: $79.50

Team Wismer

Raised: $74.20

Team Amgen

Raised: $26.50

Miles for Meg

Raised: $26.50

Rock The Pain

Raised: $10.60

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Oct 27 Facebook Fundraiser $195.00
Oct 22 Dawn Gual $50.00
Oct 19 Lisa and Moss Walden $53.00
Oct 13 Barbara and Bill Ochester Always happy to support you Carol $26.50
Oct 12 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 12 Sheridan Seyfried Go Carol! $26.50
Oct 12 Greg Stewart $106.00
Oct 09 Dawn Hadland $145.00
Oct 09 Judy Getz $25.00
Oct 08 Anonymous $26.50