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Erin-Rigby

Erica Rigby’s advocacy story is written and told by Erica Rigby and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited to…

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Toni-Vadala

Toni Vadala’s advocacy story is written and told by Toni Vadala and edited by the Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited…

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The Mind-Body Connection: Managing Migraine Mindfulness Practices While some people may still consider the mind-body connection New Age theory, it’s emerged as a bonafide medical phenomenon with evidence-based science to support it. At the core of the mind-body connection, mindfulness has enjoyed a tremendous surge in popularity in the past decade, moving from a mostly…

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Be Gentle: The Effects of Gentle Movement & Exercise on Migraine Anyone living with migraine is no stranger to searching Google for ways to prevent migraine, ways to relieve migraine, and ways to alleviate migraine. And there’s a good chance that those searches suggested exercise as a way to prevent and mitigate migraine. While it’s…

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Migraine, is a complex and often disabling neurological disease, affecting nearly 40 million Americans. Studies have shown that roughly one out of every six Americans and one in five women self-reported migraine. While anyone can have a migraine, women, especially those between the ages of 20 and 45, account for three out of four people…

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Advocacy Stories collage

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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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 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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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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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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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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