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Miles For Migraine Walk/Run to be Held in Philadelphia on October 10

Runners and walkers in the Philadelphia area are preparing for the second annual Miles for Migraine walk and run scheduled for Saturday, October 10. The two-mile walk and the 5K/10K run raises funds to help increase public awareness about headache disorders and the need to fund headache disorder research. The walk/run will take place in Wissahickon Park in Philadelphia.

Shirley Kessel and her daughter support this walk/run to help migraine sufferers like themselves. The Kessels have helped raise $55,000 between last year’s Miles for Migraine walk/race and a virtual one held the prior year.

Miles for Migraine was founded in 2008 in Oakland, California, by Eileen Jones, RN, PHN, and a long-time migraine patient. Jones started Miles for Migraine to raise public awareness about headache disorders and the need to fund research into the cause and treatment of migraine and headaches.

Since that time, walk/runs held in California and Philadelphia have raised funds for migraine research at the University of California, San Francisco’s Headache Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jefferson University Hospitals and for the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA).

Registration for the event is currently taking place. The cost is currently $45.00 with a $5.00 discount for those under 18. For more information about registering for the race and preparing for race day, visit the event website.

Volunteers are also needed to assist on race day. For information about volunteering for the walk/run, email event chair Shirley Kessel at [email protected] or sign up here.

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