Migraine Awareness Events

There are many migraine related events coming up that I wanted to share with everyone. From conferences to races to stomping on the Hill. Not everyone will physically be able to make it, but there are ways you can participate virtually, especially through the fundraising races. If any of these events are in your area, I encourage you to get involved, there’s always a need for a variety of volunteer duties as well. If you can’t make it this year, mark your calendar for next year!

Clusterbusters 11th Annual Patient Inspiration Conference

When: September 15-18, 2016

Where: Austin, TX

Cost: $125 for attendees and $95 for spouses/caregivers

Highlights: This conference is targeted to those who have cluster headaches. Alternative methods of pain relief are discussed, doctor and patient communication, and a sneak peak of the documentary, Clusterheads, currently being filmed.

Website: https://clusterbusters.org/event/clusterbusters-conference/

Miles for Migraine

2nd Event

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Where: Philadelphia, PA

Cost: $35-$45

Highlights: This is a fundraiser for migraine research. This event includes a 2 mile walk/ 5K run/ 10K Run.

*If you are unable to attend you can still raise money through their Virtual Race. Check out their website for details.

Website: http://milesformigraine.org/

Runnin’ For Research- Three Events on the same day

1st Event

When:  Saturday, October 8, 2016

Where: Kansas City, MO

Cost: $20

Highlight: 5K run/1 mile walk to raise funding for headache and migraine research.

2nd Event

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Where: Morgantown, WV

Cost: $20

Highlight: 1-Mile walk is non-competitive, untimed event.

3rd Event

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Where: Louisville, KY

Cost: $20

Highlight: 1-Mile walk is non-competitive, untimed event.

*If you are unable to attend you can still raise money through their Virtual Race. Check out their website for details.

Website: http://www.runnin4research.org/upcoming-races.html

Headache on the Hill

When: Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Where: Washington, DC

Cost: TBD

Highlights: This event prepares participants (patients, caregivers and doctors) on Monday   night to visit their state representatives on Capitol Hill. Meetings with members of Congress are scheduled ahead of time for Tuesday. The purpose is to raise migraine awareness and to discuss research funding.

Website: http://allianceforheadacheadvocacy.org/headache-on-the-hill/

American Headache and Migraine Society Annual Conference

When: June 11, 2017

Where: Boston, Massachusetts

Cost: Must be a member to attend. Annual membership is $25 per year. There is an                       additional fee to attend the conference. TBD for 2017 conference.

Highlights: This event is run simultaneously with the American Headache Society Annual Conference. Speakers include the most respected names in Headache Medicine. It’s a fantastic chance to also meet fellow migraineurs. There is always a break-out session for spouses and caregivers to attend.

Website: https://ahma.memberclicks.net/annual-conference

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