Cleveland Miles for Migraine Results and Accomplishments 2018

Miles for Migraine 2018

Cleveland Miles for Migraine 2018 here we come! On Sunday, April 21st, 2018 I am lacing up my sneakers and participating in the first annual Miles for Migraine Walk/Run in Cleveland, OH. This event benefits a cause that affects so many and has a mission that is particularly close to my heart and my family.

Cleveland Miles for Migraine 2018

Miles for Migraine is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people impacted by migraine, and their families through social awareness, community, and supporting research efforts for a cure. Migraine is not “just a headache”. Migraine is the second leading cause of “Years lived with Disability”.  In the United States, more than 37 million people have migraine. Everyone either knows someone who has migraine or struggles with migraine themselves.

Cleveland Miles for Migraine Walk

This year I’m so excited to announce that Miles for Migraine is coming to Cleveland!  In the past, I have raised money and participated virtually.  Here’s how we did last year.  This year my goal is $400 in honor of beginning my 4th year writing My Migraine Life (in June). Together we are taking steps toward a better Migraine Life for myself and millions of others. This is Cleveland’s inaugural race!  I’m so excited to be there in person and walk my miles alongside so many migraine supporters.

Please consider joining the My Migraine Life team or donating and participating virtually.  Getting to my goal will bring us all closer to an improved Migraine Life.

Cleveland Miles for Migraine Results

This weekend was Miles for Migraine’s inaugural walk/run in Cleveland. It was a great success due to all of the generous donations!!! Thank you for all of your support!

miles for migraine accomplishment

At the time of post…

Total Cleveland donations: $3,831

My Migraine Life Team: $1,519

Due to everyone’s support, my team was the top fundraiser, and I was acknowledged as the top person to raise money for this event. Once again. THANK YOU!!! Let me tell you about the day.

Announcements, Doctor and Patient Perspectives

 

Before the race, Katie MacDonald, our coordinator, gave a speech reminding us why we were there.

Dr. Reed followed her opening announcements by expressing how she is motivated as a neurologist and fellow runner. She was instrumental in bringing Miles for Migraine to Cleveland and sets the example of how a doctor can make a difference inside the office and strides towards making a difference outside of it. I have seen firsthand what she can do as a doctor. She was my neurologist for nearly 10 years, and her office saw me through a wedding, 2 children, many difficult years of stressful work, and beyond. It was a special day to be honored next to someone who has fought alongside me all those years.

Then I gave my patient perspective. I was asked to speak because I influenced My Migraine Life. I started writing my blog less than 4 years ago and could not have dreamed where it would take me. It feels so good to be helping people worldwide through my blog while helping people in my community and making connections in person. It felt great to thank all those who have inspired me and made my quality of life possible. Without them helping me, I could not help others.

Miles for Migraine walk 2018

What Makes You Go the Extra Mile?you go the extra mile

 

A board was set up to say why “you go the extra mile.” The response turned into beautiful family pictures and fantastic encouragement.

We were all set to walk the race, and our younger group members decided to run. Thank you to my sister and mom, who then unexpectedly ran. I hung out with my friends and their stroller and took a lovely walk through the chilly yet scenic woods.

My Migraine Life team

Team My Migraine Life 2018

Regardless if we walked or ran, we were all winners! My Migraine life team was a true example of how I am surrounded by love and support. My boss and her family (husband who fights post-head trauma migraine), my childhood friend (who manages sports-induced and trigger-oriented migraine) and her adorable family, my mom (migraine fighter for herself and me), sister, nieces and brother-in-law (who don’t have migraine but certainly have stepped up to help me in every aspect of my life), my husband (who has never wavered in his fight for me) and my babies (the reason I won’t allow defeat).

I’m not sure, but I think we had the most extensive and cutest team also!

Thank you again to all of those who supported Miles for Migraine. Thank you to my fellow walkers/runners. I wouldn’t be able to work, live, survive, or smile without you. You are all great lights in my life!

To those of you who donated and shared on social media….thank you! A lot of you I don’t see often. I know you wonder, pray, and support me from afar as I do you. I could feel the love pouring in whether you were there or not. It was a cold day in Cleveland, but the sun shone on the event with warmth and light due to you all!

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Sarah Rathsack

Sarah tells stories of My Migraine Life. Living life through Migraine consists of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and searching for health and happiness in a positive honest way. Her kids, husband, dog, family and friends motivate her to make a difference in the Migraine World.

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2 Comments

  1. Shirley on May 2, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Sarah, Thanks to people like you we are raising so much awareness about this debilitating disease. Because of your efforts we are one step closer to a cure



  2. mymigrainelife on May 2, 2018 at 8:34 am

    I’m glad to be a part!



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