BENEFITING: MILES FOR MIGRAINE
ORGANIZER: MILES FOR MIGRAINE
EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016
I am in participating in the San Francisco Marathon's 5K race on July 31, 2016 on behalf of Miles for Migraine. Please support me on my first run ever for a great cause! Miles for Migraine has produced a 5K in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008 to raise awareness of the severity of migraine and funding for migraine research.
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. As anyone who knows me knows, 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.
For more information about Miles for Migraine you can visit www.milesformigraine.com.