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How Does Migraine Affect the Black Community Differently? 

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Racial Disparities in Migraine Care: How it Affects the Black Community written by Courtney White, MD Neurologist/Headache Specialist, Jefferson Hospital “I’ve had headaches since I was in middle school. I just thought all young girls get them.” I often remember my patient saying this to me when I diagnosed her with chronic migraine. A disease…

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Movement Matters: Body, Mind, Advocacy

Welcome to 2021, Warriors! This year Miles for Migraine is running with the theme Movement Matters: Body, Mind, and Advocacy. But what do those terms mean exactly and how do they fit into the life of those living with migraine? Let’s break it down. Movement can sound like a challenging or even impossible task for…

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Volunteer Spotlight on Heidi Brehm

Heidi-Brem

How did you get involved with Miles for Migraine? After watching an interview with Miles for Migraine founder, Eileen Jones, I attended a planning meeting for an upcoming local race, but spiking migraine symptoms restricted my ability to further volunteer and I was unable to attend the race that year. Since then, I have enjoyed…

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Volunteer Spotlight on Sheri Rhoades

Sharon Rhoades

How did you get involved with Miles for Migraine? My journey of becoming an advocate for Miles for Migraine started a little over a year ago, I wanted to be with people that understood my disease. I also wanted to be able to tell my story about the information that I have learned to help…

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Volunteer Spotlight on Diane Fox

How did you get involved with Miles for Migraine? I saw the flyer for the Philadelphia Miles for Migraine race on the desk of my headache specialist. I was so excited that something like this existed for migraine disease. I went by myself to the race. It was a thrill to meet and talk to…

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Volunteer Spotlight on Kelly Amspacher

Kelly Amspacher

How did you get involved with Miles for Migraine? I became involved with Miles for Migraine 3 years ago and wish I would’ve become active much sooner.   My Headache Specialist told me about Miles for Migraine for many years but with intractable chronic daily migraine and a daughter playing field hockey year round throughout her…

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Submit Your Most Memorable Advocacy Experience

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What is one of your most memorable advocacy experiences in your headache disease journey/daily life? Try to recall a time when you practiced advocacy. Perhaps you shared your story, posted on social media, or attended an advocacy event such as Headache on the Hill or a Miles for Migraine event. Looking back on that experience,…

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Moving the Needle – The Patient’s Perspective

by Katie MacDonald Remember how when your computer was really slow you would “defrag”? This would reduce the “dead space” on your disk drive and make accessing the files more efficient. I feel like I am in a constant state of fragmentation – too much dead space that makes it hard for my brain to…

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Help Us Design a T-Shirt and Win a Prize!

Help us design a new special edition t-shirt for our prizes collection. We want to offer more swag items in 2020, and think an informational or inspirational slogan would be a creative way to increase awareness about migraine and / or headache diseases. For example a shirt that has a double definition on the back,…

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Team Building, Advocating and Fundraising for Cleveland

Migraine Advocate and member of the Miles for Migraine Patient Advisory Board, Sarah Rathsack recently attended Miles for Migraine Cleveland. This was Sarah’s 5th time attending one of our Walk, Run or Just Relax events. We thought it would be helpful for you to hear from other people with migraine about how they are getting…

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Planning a Virtual Miles for Migraine Event

I suffered from migraines in silence for so many years at home, at work, afraid I would mess up others’ schedules or lives, be discriminated against or even lose my job. I felt bad about disrupting their activities so I pushed through and put up with the stress. That is what you did in the…

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Miles for Migraine Cincinnati 2019

The second annual Miles for Migraine run/walk/relax event concluded on June 8, 2019.  It was a huge success, doubling in participants from last year.  Cincinnati raised $4,463.70.  The day began a bit cloudy but the rain mostly held off while the participants and volunteers made it shine!    Awards were granted to: Largest Team: My Migraine…

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