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Correction: $10 Million to UCLA, $8 million for Migraine Research

The Goldbergs gifted $10 million to UCLA Health Sciences: $8 million will go to migraine research through the UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program, $1.5 million will be for the Goldberg Health System Fund, and $500,000 will establish the Goldberg Head and Neck Fund in the department of head and neck surgery.

From the press release:

UCLA Health Sciences has received a $10 million gift, most of which will support multidisciplinary research on migraine, a debilitating neurological disorder that affects 36 million people in the U.S.

In addition to the portion of the gift supporting migraine research, $500,000 will establish the Goldberg Head and Neck Fund in the department of head and neck surgery under the direction of Dr. Gerald Berke. The remaining $1.5 million will establish the Goldberg Health System Fund.

I’m sorry for the mistake. This is embarrassing, but I even double-checked the numbers and understood the $2 million to be in addition to the $10 million for migraine research. Perhaps the tears of joy for clouded my vision (and my ability to add).

Whether the amount for migraine research is $10 million or $8 million, it doesn’t diminish the real value of the gift: hope. That’s reflected in almost every thank you I read. As is the idea that this gift shows us that our lives matter. Writing those words makes me sad, but I’m not surprised it was a common theme. (That last sentence quickly evolved into a discussion of NIH funding for migraine relative to other diseases. It’s an important discussion to have, but not appropriate in the post. I’ll share it soon.)

Thanks to reader Julianne for pointing out the mistake.

 

 

3 Responses to Correction: $10 Million to UCLA, $8 million for Migraine Research

  1. Patty Duerrmeier says:

    Thank you Goldbergs for your donation. I am a wife, mother and, grandmother who has been afflicted with this disease.I am otherwise very healthy so it is so perplexing. It came on gradually and now almost daily. We have to find a control and maybe a cure, God willing I am.fortunate in that triptans do control them, but still they appear daily right on time.Ugh
    There must be a reason for these headaches and going forward I pray we will find the answer. Your gift is much appreciated. May God bless you and your family.
    Sincerely Patty Duerrmeier

  2. Fred Everett says:

    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Goldberg,

    Thank you so much for your generous donation to UCLA Health Services for migraine research.

    I have suffered with migraines my entire life, but for the past 3 years my migraines have been chronic – they have controlled my life, and by default, the lives of my wife and children. I cannot thank you enough for the hope you have provided.

    From the bottom of my heart thank you,

    Fred Everett

  3. Debra Maloney says:

    Sincere thanks for such a generous donation. My son age 36 has suffered since age 5, but as he grew the headaches increased in frequency and much longer spans. By senior high school they lasted 6 to 7 months without a break. The worst now is that he is enduing a continual full blown debilitating headache that has now reached 5 years. As I write this I still cannot believe it. He has left PA. for AZ. In hopes that a relief in the barometric changes will help. To a small extent they have, but we have reached the point of helplessness and I fear for him. He is alone. I pray that someone will benefit and I pray for all those suffering.
    Thank you, DM

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