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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge #30: End of June, But Not of Awareness

Today is the last day of Migraine Awareness Month. What a journey! I've been introduced to some new people / blogs that I can't wait to continue following. I'm fighting a big one today, so I'll keep this simple (i.e., I'm kinda copy/pasting from my post the beginning of the month).


This year's theme for National Migraine Awareness Month (NMAM) has been "help make migraines visible!" Many of the obstacles facing Migraineurs have to do with myths, misconceptions, and stigma surrounding Migraine and other headache disorders. I think that we made a good start to dispelling some of these things, but we have to keep educating and sharing our stories.

Thank you to Ellen and Teri, who put together the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge - 30 posts in 30 days - to help make migraines more visible!

The NHF shares some different resources to increase awareness - including a series of NHF hosted chat webinars (you can find out more information and register at this link), which they will continue to host. July's webinars will be from 6:30-7:30pm (CDT), and the topics are:
  • July 10 (Tuesday) - Ask the Pharmacist
  • July 26 (Thursday) - Management of Your Headache in the Emergency Department
Please take a moment to sign the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy petition to urge Congress to hold hearings on the impact of Migraine and other headache disorders - you don't have to personally experience headaches or migraines to help support those of us that do, so please take a moment and sign this important petition.

This post was written as part of the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge (MAMBC), which is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com and the National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation (NHF).