This is Why We Do What We Do!
August 13, 2016
BENEFITING: MILES FOR MIGRAINE
EVENT DATE: Sep 05, 2016
WALK OR RUN WITH US! We are having our third walk/run in Chicago on 4/14/18. sign up here, after you make an optional donation. We hope you will join us to create some “big noise” in the community and raise the awareness of migraine and headache disorder as more than “just a headache”. Please bring your family and friends to support you. Please visit our website to learn more about Miles for Migraine, and sign up for our Newsletter. Register by clicking on this LINK PRIZES AWARDED FOR TOP FUNDRAISERS: 1ST PRIZE: $100 CASH 2ND PRIZE: $75 CASH 3RD PRIZE: $25 CASH
Please use this letter (cut and paste into a Word document) to send to friends/family to raise funds.
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Will you please consider sponsoring a program that has a mission that is close to home for my family and me? 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. Migraine is 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 person’s life, self-esteem, family and livelihood.
They produce a 5K/10K run and 2-Mile walk in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008 to raise awareness and help raise funds more research. 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 largest related runs in the United States. Please help us spread the message that migraine is not "just a headache". Many thanks for your support.
Miles for Migraine
Race Committee Volunteer