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Miles for Migraine - CHICAGO AREA

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BENEFITING: MILES FOR MIGRAINE

ORGANIZER: MILES FOR MIGRAINE

EVENT DATE: Sep 05, 2016

Jaymie Edwards

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,

Will you please consider sponsoring a program that has a mission that is close to home for my family and me? As most of you know, 1 year ago this month I was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines.  This is a rare type of migraine that can simulate a stroke.  The symptoms that I experience are paralysis on the right side of my body, vertigo, hearing loss, loss of speech, vomiting, confusion of who people are (including my husband and 6 children), and extreme throbbing pain on one side of my head.

I have been working with my neurologist at Diamond Headache Clinic and have not experienced a hemiplegic migraine in 8 months thanks to the research that my doctor was able to impliment in my treatment.

Miles for Migraine is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of patients with migraine, and their families, and ultimately to help find a cure. Migraines are not "just a headache", but a serious neurological disease which the WHO ranks among the top 20 causes in the world of years of healthy life lost to disability. With acute attacks ranging from mild to severely debilitating, migraine can over time, become progressive in both frequency and severity and has the potential to become a chronic condition with significant disability. In a 2004 report the WHO classified severe migraine in the highest category of disability along with quadriplegia and terminal stage cancer. Whatever the level of severity I can unfortunately tell you from personal experience that migraine profoundly impacts a sufferer’s life, self-esteem, family and livelihood.  

 

Miles for Migraine produces a 5K/10K run and 2-Mile walk in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008 to raise awareness and funding toward the severity of migraine. They are looking to expand their Race Series across the U.S. and I am in participating in the Chicago race on September 5, 2016.

 

For more information about Miles for Migraine you can visit www.milesformigraine.com.

 

Miles for Migraine’s nonprofit tax ID is 01-0910791 and they produce one of the only migraine related runs in the United States.  Please help us spread the message that migraine is not "just a headache".

 

Many thanks for your support.

 

Regards,

Jaymie Edwards

Miles for Migraine

Race Committee Volunteer

$120

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mika & Sarah Casey

    $40

  • Hubby

    $10

  • MIke and Maggie

    $20

  • Kempers

    $25

  • Amy Schroeder

    $25

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12% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,195 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Christy Connolly

Amount Raised

$965

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Merle Diamond

Amount Raised

$865

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Trupti Gokani

Amount Raised

$525

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Tammy Georgiou

Amount Raised

$415

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MILES FOR MIGRAINE

Amount Raised

$300

 

4% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Margaret Wolski

Amount Raised

$205

 

205% Raised of $100 Goal

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Kelly Pokrywiecki

Amount Raised

$200

 

40% Raised of $500 Goal

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Laura Ellis

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Amy Schroeder

Amy Schroeder

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kempers

Kempers

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

MIke and Maggie

MIke and Maggie

DONATION: $20

In support of Jaymie Edwards 1 year ago

Hubby

Hubby

DONATION: $10

I love you and am so proud of you! 1 year ago

Mika & Sarah Casey

Mika & Sarah Casey

DONATION: $40

Go Jaymie! 1 year ago