Migraine Events for 2017 for Patients, Advocacy and Fundraising

Want to get more involved in the Migraine & Cluster communities? Here’s a list of in-person events for the rest of 20I7. There are events to help raise funds (walk/races and gala events), and patient conferences. Volunteers are needed for races! Opportunities exist to be involved without having to attend.

Association of Migraine Disorders Mother’s Day Race

When:          Sunday, May 14

Where:        Allen Harbor Marina at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, RI

Cost:            5K $25 or 10 mile $35

Website:     www.migrainedisorders.org/events/mothers-day-race

National Headache Foundation A Night at the Museum

When:          Saturday, May 20

Where:         Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL

Cost:              $300

Highlights: Raffle tickets available for purchase at a chance to win $25,000

Website:      www.headaches.org/2017/03/13/night-museum-nhfs-31st-annual-fundraising-benefit

American Headache & Migraine Association 5th Annual Patient Conference

When:          Sunday, June 11                                                           

Where:         Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

Cost:              $35 for members, $50 for non-members (includes membership for remainder of 2017), Travel Scholarships Available

Highlights: Speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Seng, Dr. Barbara Nye, Dr. Elizabeth Loder  and Dr. Robert Shapiro

Website:      https://ahma.memberclicks.net/

Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation’s “Shine Her Light” Fundraiser

When:          Friday, June 16 6:00 pm

Where:         Gallivan Center, 239 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Cost:              $100 or $110 after June 2nd

Highlights:   Dinner, live band and silent auction

Website:      http://www.daniellefoundation.org

Association of Migraine Disorders Mad Hatter Party

When:          Friday, June 23 6:00-9:30 pm

Where:         The Squantum Association Riverside, Rhode Island

Cost:              $125

Highlights:   Awards Gala with keynote speaker, Cindy McCain

Website:      http://www.migrainedisorders.org/events/annual-awards-dinner

Clusterbusters 12th Annual Patient Conference

When:          Thursday, September 14 thru Saturday, September 16

Where:         Embassy Suites Chicago O’Hare, 5500 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL, 60018

Cost:              $125

Website:      https://clusterbusters.org/event/12th-annual-patient-conference/

Miles for Migraine Walk/Run Events *Volunteers Needed

When:          Saturday, July 29

Where:         San Francisco, CA

When:          Saturday, October 7

Where:         Philadelphia, PA

When:          Washington, DC

Where:         Sunday, October 15

Cost:              $40 for 2 mile walk, 5k run & 10k run

Highlights: Virtual Race option, prizes awarded for top fundraisers & top racers

Website:      www.milesformigraine.org

Runnin’ for Research Walk/Run Events *Volunteers Needed

When:          Saturday, September 30

Where:         Kansas City, MO

When:          Saturday, October 7

Where:         Denver, CO

When:          Saturday, October 7      

Where:         Morgantown, WV

When:          TBD

Where:         Louisville, KY

Cost:              TBD

Website:      www.runnin4research.org

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