Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the Migraine Research Foundation Inc! This very painful condition has been a part of my life for over ten years now.
I'm fundraising as part of my half-Ironman: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, followed by a 13.1 mile run, all the in name of fun and wellness. The Timberman half Ironman will be held on August 22, 2010 at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure.
Over 30 million Americans - roughly 10% of the total population - suffer from migraine. American employers lose more than $13 billion each year as a result of 113 million lost work days due to headache or migraine. And socially, in addition to the attack-related disability itself, many sufferers live in fear, knowing that at any time an attack could disrupt their ability to work or go to school, care for their families or enjoy social activities. Every 10 seconds, someone in the US goes to the emergency room with a headache or migraine. At present, National Institute for Health funding for migraine research is $13 million - less than 0.05% of the annual NIH research budget.
There is no condition of such magnitude - yet so shrouded in myth, misinformation, and mistreatment - as migraine.
— Joel R. Saper, MD, Chair, MRF Medical Advisory Board
Thanks for your consideration of any size donation, during these tough economic times. I really appreciate it!
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