Migraine treatment is sparse and woefully inadequate, in large part because research is severely underfunded for this disorder despite the fact that 36 million Americans have it. Less than 1/20th of 1% of the National Institutes of Health’s budget is allotted for migraine research. That’s about $16 million; $260 million is the amount that would accurately represent the prevalence and magnitude migraine.
The 36 Million Migraine campaign, sponsored by the American Migraine Foundation, seeks to remedy this disparity. If every single American with migraine donated just one dollar, they could raise $36 million for migraine research. If you reached a little deeper in your pockets or encouraged your loved ones to donate for migraine research, just think of the impact we could have.
Learn more about the campaign in this brief brochure (PDF), on the AMF’s website, and in the campaign kick-off interview with spokesperson Cindy McCain. Then make your donation of any amount online or by texting 36mill to 50555 to donate $10 today. And encourage your loved ones to kick in a few bucks, too. We desperately need the research!