Tomorrow is Migraine Solidarity Day, June 21st.
“Shades For Migraine is a campaign to promote migraine awareness and create a viral buzz for a disease that affects over 1 billion people worldwide….
To participate, people will wear their sunglasses where they normally wouldn’t on Migraine Solidarity Day, June 21, even indoors when possible! They prove it by posting photos on social media with the hashtag #ShadesForMigraine. “
My Migraine Life is a proud participating blog and I hope you participate this year!
Watch for advocates outside the Today Show!
Here are some examples:
On left: I am wearing my Axon Optics indoor glasses. I was working in the office with a skylight and needed protection from the computer glare and sunlight. Check out my affiliate link to learn more
On right: I am wearing my Theraspecs indoor glasses and headed to a wedding.
For me, anytime is a good time to wear my #shadesformigraine
Any one can participate. Last year, my best and favorite support jumped in on the fun. She is missed every second of My Migraine Life. Her support was priceless!
Time to launch the first annual World Migraine Solidarity Day campaign!
The Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) have initiated the Shades for Migraine campaign and website. This campaign is intended to be an annual event.
“So….on Wednesday, June 21, let the world know about it! Let the millions of sufferers know that you care… that you know they aren’t faking an illness… that you know much more needs to be done to find a cure and give them relief… that you want to help give migraine disease the prominence it deserves.” https://www.shadesformigraine.org/
Participating is simple…
Post a photo of yourself (and friends/co-workers) wearing your Shades for Migraine on social media using the hashtag #ShadesForMigraine.”
1. Post a photo of yourself wearing sunglasses
2. Hashtag the photo with #shadesformigraine
3. Challenge at least 2 other people to do the same
4. Don’t forget to wear your shades ALL DAY long on June 21st, the longest day of the year.
5. Tag @mymigrainelife so I can support and see those shades!
They just need to be visible…hanging around your neck, hanging from your shirt or propped on your head are options if you can’t wear them on your face the entire day. Wear them indoors and in places where people usually don’t wear sunglasses. Be silly. Wear goofy ones if you dare. Let them make a statement… Start a conversation…