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Miles for Migraine

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Donations made to this event will be donated to the UCSF Headache Center, UCSF Pediatric Headache Center, Stanford Headache Center or Miles for Migraine Programming.  If you would like your donations to support Miles for Migraine programs, please select this beneficiary. 

Mission Statement

Miles for Migraine is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with migraine and headache disease by funding fellowship programs to alleviate the doctor shortage, while creating a supportive community for patients and their families through patient-participatory programs and 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

To eliminate the headache specialist shortage for all.

Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Jan 29 Jason Kremer $26.50
Dec 26 Anonymous Undisclosed amount