PUTTING MIGRAINE ON THE MAP
With or without knowing it, we interact with people who are living with migraine every day. They could be the barista serving us coffee, the family we pass on a walk or other drivers stopped at a red light with us. While they may be smiling on the outside, they could be silently struggling through symptoms of a migraine attack, just trying to get through the day. Just like you.
Every Story Matters
Migraine is a shared experience but one that is unique to each individual. These diverse stories from the migraine community represent the spectrum of migraine experiences and remind us that treatment is not one-size-fits-all.
Putting Migraine on the MapLet’s put migraine on the map together. Continue sharing your story to educate others, destigmatize this disease and raise funds for migraine research, support, education and advocacy. Learn more in this video.
Moving Against Migraine — Against All OddsCherise sheds light on the way that stigma not only belittles the experiences of people living with migraine but can also invalidate them completely. She believes we need to truly listen to and elevate the voices of people living with this disease.
Canceling Plans Does Not Make You FlakyJoe experienced people thinking of him as “flaky” or unreliable for canceling plans when he was in the midst of a migraine attack (or trying to prevent one). Despite all of this, Joe holds on to hope for what he can accomplish and experience during pain-free days.
Migraine’s Impact on Career OpportunitiesDue to a lack of awareness and empathy surrounding migraine, Kelly had a major career opportunity taken away from her. She believes that raising our voices can help bridge this gap in support and help people thrive at both work and school.
Navigating Migraine as a ParentJennifer is a mom navigating all the complexities of parenthood while living with migraine. Although she’s the one physically feeling the symptoms of a migraine attack, she sees the way her children are affected and disappointed when migraine interferes with their plans.
Experiencing Migraine as Person of ColorBeyond enduring persistent migraine attacks and the stigma associated with the disease, Ronetta faces the added strain of expectations she’s held to as a Black woman. Still, she believes every act of advocacy drives us toward greater awareness and improved treatments.
FUNDRAISE ON FACEBOOK
Start a Facebook fundraiser to ask your friends and family to help support research that will lead to better treatments and a cure for migraine one day. Personal stories are moving, so feel free to include how migraine has affected your life or what improved treatments would mean for you.
MORE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Not on Facebook? Not to worry. You can still share our cause with family and friends. Text or email your friends a link to donate and encourage them to explore all the helpful resources AMF is able to provide with the help of donations.
Also, tell your family and friends how important it is to you that they get involved. You can explain how our research helps support you and others with migraine. We included some thought-starters below to share on social media like Instagram and Twitter or text and email to your closest friends.
- Migraine is not just a headache— it’s a disabling disease that affects my work, plans and relationships. Today, I am raising money for the American Migraine Foundation to support impactful research that will lead to better treatments. Make a donation to the American Migraine Foundation to support millions of people like me.
- Can I count on you to join me in the #MoveAgainstMigraine? This disabling disease affects millions of men, women and children in the United States. We need your help to fund research and discover new treatment options. Support migraine research by donating to the American Migraine Foundation today.
- 39 million Americans live with migraine, and I am one of them. This disabling disease has stolen countless happy moments and opportunities from me. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Donate today to support life-changing research and the fight against migraine—and to help people like me get closer to better treatments.
Together, we are as relentless as migraine.