Donate to the Cause
Every day our member organizations work to improve the lives of people with headache, migraine and cluster diseases through action, advocacy, community building, and much, much more. If you or someone you know lives with these invisible diseases, please consider donating to one or more of our coalition members below so they can continue to grow stronger, fight stigma, and give patients a voice. We are all stronger when we work together.
Thank you for your support!
Beyond financial donations, you can also give back to the headache community by volunteering or contributing your talents.
American Migraine Foundation
The American Migraine Foundation provides education, support, and resources for the millions of men, women, and children living with migraine. Its mission is to advance migraine research, promote patient advocacy and expand access to care for patients worldwide. Migraine, and other disabling diseases that cause severe head pain, impact more than 37 million people in the United States. By educating caregivers and giving patients the tools to advocate for themselves, the American Migraine Foundation has cultivated a movement that gives a collective voice to the migraine community.
Association of Migraine Disorders
The Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) is devoted to expanding the understanding of migraine disease and its true scope. Because migraine is a full body condition with a broad spectrum of symptoms, AMD is focused on including many medical specialties in the management of this disease. The centerpiece of this effort is a comprehensive online course to accelerate the training of more medical professionals. For patients, AMD shares the opinions of experts in its series of short podcasts. AMD also believes that migraine has yet to capture the support of the general public and therefore it hosts Shades for Migraine, a playful, collaborative public awareness campaign. Finally, AMD strives to connect and grow an integrated migraine research community.
Clusterbusters is dedicated to raising awareness for cluster headache. This form of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia is considered more painful than childbirth, kidney stones, and gunshot wounds. Cluster headaches are often nicknamed “suicide headaches,” and respond best to high-flow oxygen. Clusterbusters furthers cluster headache research by partnering with and advising medical professionals and innovators to develop new treatments. It educates medical professionals and the patient community in order to reduce time to diagnosis and increase access to appropriate treatments. Clusterbusters’ online and face-to-face support and education helps patients lead their best lives, and sometimes saves lives.
Cluster Headache Support Group
The Cluster Headache Support Group is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, community for patients and caregivers affected by cluster headache that offers patient education and access to accurate, relevant information and resources, as well as drive and support scientific research that results in treatment advances for patients with cluster headache and other TACs. It adheres to the highest standard of corporate ethics, including disclosure of any and all competing interests. Cluster Headache Support Group’s compassion for the suffering of those affected by cluster headache drives its operations. It believes in collaborative decision-making within its team, soliciting member input, and are committed to working with other headache organizations to further shared goals.
Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation
The Foundation was established in memory of beloved daughter and sister, Danielle, who battled migraine disease for 10 years until it ultimately led to her death at the age of 17. Its mission is to increase access to care, especially for young adults and children, by educating primary care providers in the treatment of migraine. The Foundation provides support to those living with migraine through free, bi-weekly sessions of Headache School and Mindful Yoga in partnership with the University of Utah. It raises community awareness of migraine and its impact on patients, families and society through bi-annual “Shine Her Light” events.
MigraineDisease.org is an industry leader as the only patient-owned and operated migraine website to have medical review of all content. All content is reviewed for accuracy by a team of board-certified Migraine and Headache specialists. Doctors who treat migraine and other headache disorders can feel confident in recommending MigraineDisease.org to their patients. The website covers all aspects of living with migraine disease, including diagnosis, treatment options, lifestyle management, and behavioral health. Research is explained in clear, concise terms that everyone can understand. MigraineDisease.org is a truly comprehensive resource for migraine and headache education.
Miles for Migraine
Miles for Migraine creates live, patient-participatory events that reduce the burden of isolation and stigma for people with migraine and headache diseases, and their caregivers. It builds community by bringing people together at fun walk/runs and through educational and support programs. Miles for Migraine also has programs specifically focused on engaging and supporting adolescents. Its programs foster empowerment, increase disease awareness, teach skills to advocate for better access to treatments and raise funds for headache fellowship programs.
National Headache Foundation
Founded in 1970, the National Headache Foundation is the oldest and largest foundation for patients with headache. Its mission is “To cure headache, and end its pain and suffering.” Its vision is “A World Without Headache.” The Foundation is the premier educational and informational resource for those with headache, health care providers, and the public. The work of the Foundation is through education, raising awareness, advocacy, and research. The Foundation established the Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and clinical psychologists who treat headache patients. The NHF publishes HeadWise® magazine, and NHF News to Know.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation provides real-time help for patients facing critical illness and debilitating disease as they encounter barriers in their healthcare. Utilizing experience from 20+ years working alongside patients, PAF is well-known for its quality educational materials that help patients self-advocate to overcome common challenges. In addition, PAF’s skilled staff deliver tangible assistance through personalized case management services, financial support towards medication copayments and the connection to vital community resources, all at no cost to the patient or their caregiver. PAF is the producer for Migraine Matters, an educational resource for persons with migraine or headache disorders.
Runnin' for Research
Runnin’ for Research strives to improve the quality of life for people with migraine and other headache disorders through raising funds for much needed research as well as promoting patient empowerment, public awareness, and local and national advocacy. The long-term goal is that R4R will have a network of nationwide run/walk events, locally organized and run by committed volunteers. The primary focus of R4R is to promote the creation of run/walk events in communities throughout the country and empower local volunteers (physicians, nurses, migraine sufferers and caregivers) to plan, organize, and execute these events.
US Pain Foundation
The U.S. Pain Foundation is the leading advocacy organization for people with pain. Its mission is to empower, educate, connect, and advocate for individuals living with chronic illness that causes pain, as well as their caregivers and clinicians. Through multiple programs and services, the U.S. Pain Foundation works to enhance the quality of life for people with pain, improve patient outcomes, address access and affordability issues, and increase public awareness and empathy for the issue of pain. The U.S. Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.