This is a virtual event via Zoom. Registration is free but required.
Miles for Migraine strongly believes that self-care must be part of every treatment plan and that means including a bit of fun! Our Social Events Series is intended to do just that!
Join us to play a game or two of Bingo and chit chat. Simply put, a bit of fun being together.
We will send you everything you need to play, virtually speaking! Presented by Anikah Salim.
When registering, if you are local to the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York City, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Francisco please select the appropriate sub-event. If not, select the "Other Sub-Event".
Anikah has had migraine since childhood but was diagnosed with Chronic Migraine with Aura in 2015 after experiencing a severe migraine for nearly a year. She was just starting her PhD in Epidemiology when her migraine attacks became daily episodes. Trying to manage her condition amidst full-time work and school, Anikah felt alone and as if no one understood the gravity of what she was suffering through. Learning more about her condition and connecting with others in the migraine community, Anikah felt the strong urge to join the movement and advocate for herself and others.
She joined her first Miles for Migraine Walk/Run in the fall of 2018 and increased her involvement in the Migraine Patient Education Days and Retreat Migraine as well as other events. In 2019, she trained with the US Pain Foundation to become a support group leader. Personally understanding the challenges associated with traveling for in-person meetings, in January 2020 Anikah worked with Miles for Migraine to host and lead the first ever weekly Miles for Migraine national virtual support group. There are over 85 registered participants and it continues to grow daily. Anikah now manages the Miles for Migraine six city Meet Up initiative
Anikah continues to share her journey and experience in an effort to increase migraine awareness and provide support to those suffering from migraine and their families. Whether it is migraine or another chronic condition, she wants everyone to know, "You are not alone."