Migraine Awareness Month 2020

migraine awareness month 2020

Migraine awareness month 2020 begins June 1st. June 1st, wear purple to work or home, initiated by National Headache Foundation. To begin with, purple is migraine awareness color. Because of that, you can show solidarity for the 40 million people in America living with migraine disease and headache disorders by wearing purple and tag. Want to know how migraine awareness month got started? Check out MHAM history. This year, the theme is “you need community.”

Miles for Migraine

Donate and Participate in Miles for Migraine Cincinnati. You can register for the event and join team My Migraine Life or donate to a team member (Sarah). Your donations go to UC Health Headache Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Headache Center.

On Saturday, June 10th , 2020 I am lacing up my sneakers and participating in the second annual Miles for Migraine Walk/Run Cincinnati, OH. From June 10-18 I will be tracking my miles to see how far we can move for migraine.

Join my team, donate, post and share my distancing journey this year with Miles for Migraine. Can’t join now but want to be in the fun? I’ll be doing another walk for Cleveland in July.

 

Petition

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Join me as I partner with Shades for Migraine to urge insurers to provide better access to life-changing migraine treatments. The petition is urging healthcare payors to provide better access to migraine and headache treatment. They have tried to make it general enough to be appropriate for people in all countries to amplify and benefit from. Sign the petition to take a stand to eliminate healthcare barriers. Don’t forget to share it with friends and family so they can show their support for this issue that is impacting you! Help us reach 50,000 signatures!

If you support improved access to the best and safest treatments, let your voice be heard.  Sign your name and ask family and friends to show their support, too. Help us reach 50,000 signatures by December 31,2020. https://www.change.org/MigrainePetition

Identify Your Local Legislative Representatives*

  • Common Cause lists your federal, state and local representatives
  • Go on your representative’s personal website to identify their social media handles, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 
  • C-Span has a list of Representative and Senator twitter handles

*(source via Miles for Migraine)

Shades for Migraine

The Shades for Migraine Challenge shows we care for the 1 billion people living with migraine worldwide. Join the movement, show you care and wear a pair on June 21 during migraine awareness month 2020!

You can do your part to raise awareness for this disease by following three simple steps. 

  1. Wear a pair of shades on June 21
  2. Post a photo with #ShadesForMigraine
  3. Challenge three others to take part, too!

Chronic Migraine Awareness, inc.

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To end the month, June 29 is a day to#RallyAgainstChronicMigraine

People with Chronic Migraine Rally Against Chronic Migraine Disease Everyday! Join The CMAware Team, and help the world hear our rally cry, as we fight stigma, raise awareness for this disease  and come together as a united team.

Rally is CMAs mascot and is featured on migraine awareness tattoos and pennants. Since clapping and ringing bells are a trigger for people with migraine, their pennants, tattoos and migraine awareness ribbon are the perfect solution!

Triage Kits

Shine-a-light

Light up your porch purple! In the month of June, turn on your purple light to show your community. Need a lightbulb? I got my purple light bulb here.

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How do I Participate in Migraine Awareness Month 2020?

  1. Donate and participate
    1. Money goes to Cincinnati Children’s Hospitals
    2. Join team My Migraine Life and do the best you can!
  2. Wear Migraine Gear
    1. Wear purple on June 1st to work or at home
    2. Achy Smile
      1. Use code: MYMIGRAINE for 15%off through the end of the month
    3. Shades for Migraine Sunglasses
  3. Follow and Share Content
    1. Every day I’ll be posting and sharing information. Pass it along!
      1. Facebook
        1. Invite friends to like My Migraine Life on Facebook.
          1. Simply go to my page and click “invite friend”
        2. Change your profile name frame
          1. National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month #youneedcommunity
        3. Hashtag #MHAM and #MHAM2020
      2. Twitter
      3. Instagram
    2. Tag friends and family with migraine
      1. The friends you have will know you are supporting them
      2. If you do, you will find more friends who suffer in silence once you talk about it
  4. Sign the petition
  5. Light up your porch

 

Migraine Awareness Month 2019

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Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. I'm a mom, wife, teacher, and chronic migraine sufferer. I tell my stories and advocate in my life searching for health in a positive honest way.
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6 Comments

  1. CrazyFitnessGuy on May 24, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Migraines are no fun especially when they don’t go away right away thanks for sharing this. I use to have a tension headache which is a migraine, headache, and I forget the other one but it was the trifecta.



  2. mymigrainelife on May 24, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Add sinuses and all the other comorbidities to migraine and it’s never ending. Thanks for following!



  3. Cynthia Covert on May 24, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Migraines suck, but these awesome ways to get involved do not! Thanks for sharing!



  4. mymigrainelife on May 24, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I agree.



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