All donations made to Miles for Migraine are donated directly to the headache fellowship program in the city that our event is being held in. We want to encourage more providers to specialize in headache medicine, so we donate funds to these programs to support the fellows and support migraine and headache research at the local level.
To reward you for your fundraising or donation efforts, we offer you the option to earn the following special Miles for Migraine swag:
Prizes Awarded Based on Fundraising Level
Earn a versatile BUFF + Brain Hat
Earn a Miles for Migraine cap
Earn a cozy Miles for Migraine Zip Front Hoodie Sweatshirt
Earn a Miles for Migraine Wind Jacket
NOTE: Prize levels build. So a person raising $250 would get brain hat, Buff and baseball hat.
The Brain Hat Society
People with migraine, their caregivers, and their friends and family should be recognized for their heroic efforts. Stigma imposes a huge penalty in the everyday lives of patients with migraine. It increases social isolation and causes adverse consequences to self-esteem and mood. Stigmatized diseases get less research funding, and payers are less likely to pay for the treatment of stigmatized diseases.
In order to reverse the stigma of migraine we need to understand why it exists. By wearing your brain hat, you are doing several things: joining a community of like-minded people who want real change about the perception of migraine, and other headache diseases, while also showing the public that migraine is a severe, neurological disease.
In addition, you will show others that raising funds to alleviate a shortage of trained health care professionals who treat these diseases is necessary to help you and your fellow community members obtain better access to treatments.
Finally, you will have fun wearing this hat to our events! Each time you achieve a new fundraising or attendance goal, you will receive an iron-on patch to add to your brain hat. So, please join the club!
Just collect the cash from your donor and bring it with you to either packet pickup the day before the event or bring it to registration the day of the event. The person checking you in will add this to your fundraising page that time.
If the person giving you cash needs a receipt for their donation, we will need their email address from you.
We do not sell our Miles for Migraine swag at this time. We strongly believe that people need to fundraise to earn these items. You can make a donation in the amount required or set up a fundraiser to raise that money from your friends and family. It's a form of advocacy and a great way to get the word out about migraine and our organization too.