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Miles for Migraine

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All donations made to this event will be donated to the Jefferson Headache Center and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The funds will support their 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
May 27 Anonymous $53.00
May 24 Allyson Dworacek Undisclosed amount
May 19 Lino De La Rosa Undisclosed amount
May 14 Bowie and Skyler 🤝☮️ $26.50
Apr 27 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Apr 14 Danny Allenoff $50.00
Mar 27 Dari Shore Undisclosed amount
Mar 19 Terri Dean-Alexander Undisclosed amount
Mar 17 Kristen Hall I will be raising more money but this is just an initial donation. Undisclosed amount
Mar 14 Anonymous Thanks to MFM, my son was given the resources and knowledge to deal with his debilitating migraines, and he is now getting his life back! Undisclosed amount