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Miles for Migraine

Raise money for Miles for Migraine

All donations made to this event will be donated to the Mt. Sinai Headache Center, Montefiore Headache Center or Miles for Migraine Programming.  The funds will support the NY based headache fellowship program and local migraine research.

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.


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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Oct 17 D'Amico's Hope it went well! $53.00
Oct 10 Giddy Love you Canns! So proud of all your hard work to raise awareness! $26.50
Oct 10 Hap Snyder $100.00
Oct 09 Adam Marr I’ve had severe migraines since the age of 5. When I was younger they were not understood at all and people would say “oh it’s just a headache?” Thankfully they’re more understood these days and there are medicines now which have greatly improved my situation. But migraine headaches still needs more awareness and research. $25.00
Oct 08 Sumeet Vadera $530.00
Oct 08 Aisha S. Greene $21.20
Oct 08 Nisha Malhotra $26.50
Oct 08 Nancy Santangelo $100.00
Oct 08 Kathleen Booker $25.00
Oct 07 Anonymous Undisclosed amount