Niagara Falls Goes Purple for Migraine
Chronic Migraine Awareness Day is June 29, 2013
As Migraine and Headache Awareness Month comes to a close, today June 29, 2013, marks Chronic Migraine Awareness Day. We've spent the month raising awareness of migraine and headache disorders using the theme, "Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders." Tonight for a fabulous finish, Niagara Falls will be illuminated purple and red, which are the official colors of chronic migraine and purple, the official color of migraine disease.
More than 37 million Americans have migraine, which can be so disabling it prevents them from missing work, school, social outings, and family events. According the American Migraine Foundation, migraine is the third most common disorder in the world and the fourth most debilitating disorder among women. In addition, new research has found that chronic migraine has a high level of stigma associated with it, and migraine patients often place stigma on themselves because the disorder is so poorly understood by the public.
Please join me tonight to observe Niagara Falls being illuminated as we continue to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of migraine and headache disorders. The illumination takes place at two separate times tonight: from 9:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and again from 10:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
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