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Miles for Migraine - Virtual

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Miles for Migraines
July 20, 2016

On September 10, 2016 I will be walking 3 miles here in Weymouth in a virtual participation for Miles for Migraines as there is currently no  See more
Christa Chapman

THE STORY:

MILES FOR MIGRAINE wrote -

Do you live in a city or town too far from one of our current walks/runs but want to participate anyway? Walk or run with us virtually! A virtual walk/race is one that can be done at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can walk/run your race at your pace wherever you like. You can fundraise first by collecting donations for yourself or your team, then register and we will send you a goody bag with a t-shirt and finisher medal ($100 minimum donation necessary/goody bag). Why Participate? In addition to pain, sickness and disability that is daily for many, migraine carries a severe burden of discrimination and negative feeling from many members of community. This is called stigma. History shows that diseases that are stigmatized, like HIV, breast cancer, and autism, can only change in the public’s mind when the patients and their families come together in community action asking for recognition. Diseases where the patients do not stand up for themselves remain badly stigmatized, and they do not get the research or treatments needed to effectively treat their condition. This is even true if doctors speak up for the disease. Unless patients and their families assume this effort, migraine cannot be re-framed. Patients with migraine very often do not have an opportunity to stand up for their disease, and thus themselves. They desperately need an opportunity to do something positive about the condition that they have. Basic psychology teaches us that if you do something positive in a group, you feel better about yourself. They also need a way to encourage their families and friends to participate for migraine, because doing something for someone else’s disease transforms attitudes toward that disease, and gives them an opportunity to learn about the scope of migraine. Migraine is the 3rd most common disease in the world, yet gets the least amount of research and funding. Migraine patients deserve research in order to find new treatments, and so that headache researchers and clinical specialists can be trained. Miles for Migraine does these things. And it does it by bringing patients together in community, while doing something that at the same time is good for your health. So please, WALK, RUN, VOLUNTEER or DONATE to MilesforMigraine.org Sincerely, Shirley Kessel, President Miles for Migraine

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To This Fundraiser

$175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jen Dunbar

    $25

  • Theresia Bettencourt

    $25

  • Laurie Carter

    $25

  • Kimberly Blest

    $10

  • Judith walsh

    $25

  • Michelle Smith

    $50

  • Hermoine Granger

    $15

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35% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $5,147 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Dave Huffman

Amount Raised

$1,287

 

129% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Sydney Kessel

Amount Raised

$1,100

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Lisa Fontaine

Amount Raised

$660

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MILES FOR MIGRAINE

Amount Raised

$450

 

5% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Caitlin Webb

Amount Raised

$350

 

117% Raised of $300 Goal

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Jennifer Jeffries

Amount Raised

$275

 

275% Raised of $100 Goal

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Katelyn Zempel

Amount Raised

$225

 

90% Raised of $250 Goal

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Christa Chapman

Amount Raised

$175

 

35% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Hermoine Granger

Hermoine Granger

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

DONATION: $50

Because YOU are an inspiration Christa Chapman 2 years ago

Judith walsh

Judith walsh

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kimberly Blest

Kimberly Blest

DONATION: $10

Thank you Christa for doing thisð 2 years ago

Laurie Carter

Laurie Carter

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Theresia Bettencourt

Theresia Bettencourt

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jen Dunbar

Jen Dunbar

DONATION: $25

For my friend Christa 2 years ago