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Miles for Migraine

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All donations made to this event will be donated to UC San Diego Health - La Jolla. 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.


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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Jun 26 Orange County Migraine & Headache Center Mary Ellen, Thank you for joining our team to support Migraine Awareness & Migraine Research! We are so appreciative! $26.50
Jun 26 Orange County Migraine & Headache Center Dr. Molly is such an incredible headache physician. Our practice is so proud of her! $26.50
Jun 26 Orange County Migraine & Headache Center Greg, We are so happy you have joined our Miles for Migraine Team. Your wife is such an asset to our Headache-Focused Practice. $26.50
Jun 26 Orange County Migraine & Headache Center Our practice is so blessed to have Becky working with us. She radiates warmth & God's love in all she does. Thank you Becky! $26.50
Jun 25 Morgan Fitzgerald Undisclosed amount
Jun 17 Anonymous God bless you for all the incredible help you have given me and for continuing to research new migraine cures and relief! Melinda Undisclosed amount
May 23 Jim Hopkins $106.00
May 23 Karen Chavez $106.00
May 22 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
May 20 Lisa and Hannah McElroy Thank you for all you do Dr. Hutchinson! $106.00