To improve the quality of life of those who suffer with headache and migraine disorders through fundraising for quality research and the promotion of patient empowerment, community awareness, and local and national advocacy.
Here it is….that time of year where the leaves are changing, the air is getting crisper and it’s time to donate. During the Fall I participate in many charity walks and Runnin’ for Research is one that I added to my list last year. https://mymigrainelife.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/running-for-research-and-icing/
“Runnin’ for Research, Inc. (R4R), was founded in 2015 as a charitable organization dedicated to research, awareness, empowerment and advocacy in all areas of headache and migraine disorders. The primary mechanism to accomplish the missions is the organization and implementation of 5K runs and walks throughout the United States.
Prior to its founding as a 501(c)3 organization, R4R operated as an entity of the American Headache and Migraine Association (AHMA), starting in 2014, and completed two cycles of races. In total, over $25,000 was made available to AHMA to distribute as warranted. Contributions to R4R are used to recruit, support, market, and manage local race events with all proceeds from these events being used to support the missions of the organization. Examples include support of the American Migraine Foundation, the American Headache and Migraine Association, and the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy. Other entities may be supported upon request if they align with the mission of R4R.” http://www.runnin4research.org/about-r4r.html
Runnin’ for Research is now an independent 501(c)(3) organization.
How you can participate:
Runnin’ for Research will be run in Kansas City, MO, Morgantown, WV, and Louisville, KY on October 8th.
Each location will offer:
5K run/1 mile walk to raise funding for headache and migraine research.
1 Mile walk non-competitive, untimed event.
“Virtual Runner” for anyone who wants to take part, support our event, but can’t actually be on site. You can choose to run a 5K or walk a mile while the event occurs, or rest at home knowing you are supporting a great cause. Of note, virtual runners will not be sent a race t-shirt.
Last year and this year I will participate as a virtual runner. I am not a runner so I will be walking and donating to R4R on October 8th in my own location. I encourage you to donate! If you are unable to donate, I encourage you to go out and walk that day sending positive vibes to all those effected by Migraine and headache disorders.
If you participate that day, please #mymigrainelife and tag @mymigrainelife on facebook, instagram, and twitter to spread the social media buzz about the event. I look forward to seeing your pictures and reading your stories!