Miles for Migraine - Patient Education Day
In a continued effort to create awareness about migraine and headache disease, we are holding our annual
Miles for Migraine Education Day: Creating community and sharing knowledge for people with migraine and other headache disorders, and for their families and loved ones.
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT TO BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH FROM 10:00AM - 12:30PM CENTRAL TIME
The day will be both informational and experiential. Our goal is for the person with chronic migraine and other headache disease to both learn and be supported. Topics will cover coping strategies, advocacy, reducing stigma, research, and medical advancements. There will be time to join with others in a supportive and safe community.
We have invited local doctors and other providers to give lectures and provide opportunity for open dialogue and experiential participation so that the day is not confined to only lectured information.
William Dwyer: Billy is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Illinois and received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in “Leadership and Social Change.” Billy currently works for his Member of Congress, where he serves as a liaison to federal agencies on behalf of constituents, coordinates select outreach activities, and facilitates meetings with stakeholders. Prior to this job, Billy worked with a mental health non-profit, refugee resettlement agency, and professional association.
Billy’s decision to pursue a career as a social worker came after his sister, Melissa, died by suicide in 2013 after struggling with chronic migraine disease. Her death, which came less than two weeks after his high school graduation, completely changed the direction of his life. In the months following this loss, Billy wrestled with how to find a purpose for his pain. After many important conversations and time spent working through his emotions, Billy recognized he wanted to share his family’s experience with migraine. He thought if they could use what they had endured to help others feel less alone, as well as to fight against the stigma surrounding migraine, that would be the best way to move forward while carrying his sister’s legacy with him.
As our registration fee does not cover the cost of all expenses, please consider an optional donation as you proceed through registration.
Free but Registration RequiredMar 1 - Sep 26
- September 26 10:00 AM CDT - Presentations begin
- September 26 12:30 PM CDT - Event complete