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Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to AHS Resident Education Program (REACH) in support of the headache fellowship program and 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 one of our teams below to make a donation.

Team information


Raised: $718.99

Eli Lilly

Raised: $106.52

Team Lundbeck

Raised: $26.63

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Nov 22 Darin Gibbons $26.63
Nov 22 Pete $53.26
Nov 21 Richelle demayo Undisclosed amount
Nov 19 Jill Guidry Great job, Ruth! God bless, jill $64.00
Nov 19 Cindy Go Ruth Go🏆👋🥇 Undisclosed amount
Nov 18 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Nov 17 Jana Miner In support of all of those who suffer from migraines and to the medical healthcare professionals that help them! $26.63
Nov 16 Cjrcajun Ruth, Thank you for doing this to help others and also to educate healthcare professionals who need to understand this better $26.63
Nov 16 LaBarbera Good luck💕 Undisclosed amount
Nov 16 Martie Nightingale Go, Ruth Go!! $26.63