Recently I was contacted by a woman named Katherine (Katie) Janquart. She lives in Boise, Idaho and is a fellow migraine sufferer. She was first diagnosed with migraines in her teens and has had chronic migraines for the past 15 years. She decided early on in her migraine journey that she wanted to be an advocate for people like me.
Last year she formed a group called Migraine IDAHO and launched a page on Facebook. Her vision for Migraine IDAHO is to offer support, awareness and information on migraines. She also believes that one of the biggest ways she can help people with migraines is to help fund research. Last year Migraine IDAHO did an event on the second Saturday in April called “Haturday for Heads.” She had a local restaurant donate part of their sales for the day, a silent auction and a crazy hat contest. All the proceeds went to the Migraine Research Foundation and they worked with the Chronic Migraine Awareness organization. I love this idea and the Migraine Research Foundation. Last year I ran my own Jamberry fundraiser for MRF and feel that research is crucial in helping migraine sufferers. I am happy to support “Haturday for Head” and hopefully you will participate too.
This year she will still have a get together at the local restaurant where part of the food purchased will be donated. She wants to blow last year out of the water and make “Haturday for Heads” an event that people will remember and look forward to in following years. If you are in the area, please stop by to support.
Since the event is named “Haturday for Heads” a hat with a special design specific to this event will be available for purchase. On the day of the event anyone who has a hat, can post pics in their hat no matter where they are in the world and be a part of the event.
We believe that this event can raise awareness. We both are dreamers and reaching for the stars hoping to unite migraine sufferers all across the word so that their voices can be heard. I am happy to support Katie and her efforts to raise money for Migraine Research Foundation. Please share this and participate in whatever way you can. If you are unable to participate please share it and spread the word.