How you can make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic
Our migraine community is one of the most passionate, educated and resilient groups of people in the world. While our mission now and always is to advocate for migraine research, education and treatment, the health care providers on the front lines of the global COVID-19 pandemic are in dire need of our support. In response, we are asking our community to stand together and make a difference.
Here are a few ways you can take action:
Donate to the Frontline Heroes Campaign
There is an unprecedented emergency occurring in hospitals across America – we have a devastating shortage of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare providers. This means that every minute of every day clinical staff are putting their lives on the line to serve others, without the necessary equipment. Founded by a board member of the American Migraine Foundation, the Frontline Heroes Campaign is a new initiative by Crutches 4 Kids to help provide clinical staff in this time of need with the necessary equipment to continue to serve to protect and save lives. 100% of the money donated will be used to buy and deliver equipment. Donate here.
Foster an Animal
Many members of our community have benefited from having a migraine support pet. If you’ve been thinking about adopting an animal, now is a perfect time! Many shelters around the country are facing staff shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are waiving foster and adoption fees. Check out your local animal shelter’s policies to see how you can help.
Support Your Local Hospital
Health care providers are absolute heroes and we are seeing them stretched thin as the virus makes its way through the country. Consider contacting your local Emergency Department to coordinate a meal for the staff. Why not lean on a local restaurant to prepare something delicious? Then you support a local eatery while making sure the hospital staff is well-nourished.
Donate to Feeding America
With most of America under quarantine, the homeless, as well as millions of American families and communities, are facing the lack of basic economic support to put food on the table. We are committed to making sure that our American families, children, the elderly, and the homeless are cared for during these uncertain times. Consider making a contribution to help ensure that no child in America goes hungry. Donate here.
For many of you, canceling plans because of migraine is a regular part of your daily life. Now, we urge you to help your children, friends, family and network take a page out of your playbook and practice physical distancing. The COVID-19 pandemic is new to all of us, but one thing is absolutely certain: we must work together to #flattenthecurve.
Friends, during this time, please know that we are here to support you. The American Migraine Foundation is offering resources surrounding health and wellness, in addition to live events designed to answer your most pressing questions. Please stay in touch and know that together, we are more relentless than
Reviewed for accuracy by the American Migraine Foundation’s subject matter experts, headache specialists and medical advisers with deep knowledge and training in headache medicine. Click here to read about our editorial board members.