Our good friend Emily is a migraine researcher and is putting on a fabulous event called Miles for Migraine. She has been working hard to start a new non-profit organization to raise awareness and funds for migraine research. I had no idea it is the most common neurological disorder for women under 50 and can be completely debilitating. Migraine affects more than the number of people who are effected by asthma and diabetes combined and yet it gets less than a tenth of the money for research than either of those disorders. When migraine researchers pleaded their point with NIH-- NIH responded by saying that the public didn't care about migraine. This is a grass roots effort to show that we do care about it and want to do something about gaining more funding for migraine research.
Emily and her team are putting on a 5K and 10K race and 2 mile walk in Golden Gate Park on Dec 7 at 9 a.m. and would LOVE to have you there. Steve and I are registered! Spread the word and register here!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Posted by Betsy at 9:08 AM