We've all had a headache or two in our lives, right?
If you've ever experienced a headache, click and donate $10! Better yet, donate ten Jefferson's! In honor of President Thomas Jefferson who also suffered from headaches and chronicled his experiences in his journals.
1764 March 20. (Jefferson to William Fleming). "I
will endeavor to answer it as circumstantially as the hour of the night,
and a violent head act, with which I have been afflicted these two
days...My head achs, my candle is just going out..."Thomas Jefferson's Headache Journal Entries
According to the World Health Organization primary headaches (migraines, cluster's, SUNCT) are the 19th leading cause of lives lived with a disability in the United States. Nearly 60 million US citizens will suffer a migraine this year alone. Half will go undiagnosed, left to treat the pain with over-the-counter analgesics. Imagine how the number increases when you expand the demographics to include ALL untreated primary headache patients (cluster headache, SUNCT, et. al) to the entire world! It's incredible to think with the prevalence of this patient group, experiencing such relentless pain, that it is so widely overlooked and marginalized by health care systems.
Having a primary headache disorder is NOT a weakness. Headache disorders are a malfunction of the brain and can be seriously disabling. Increasing the amount of research provides the platform for new treatments!
Help the "Headache on the Hill" team convey this message to Congress & the National Institute of Health by donating $10 now (about the cost of a bottle of Advil).
The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA) is an organization started by health care providers in 2007. United in an assembly of equally concerned organizations, the AHDA and their members went to congress and began the conversation in regards to this patient group. Detailing the impact of neglect, emphasizing the most recent treatments are over 25 years old, and the need for federal remedies. In 2012, 62 participants from 33 states visited 120 congressional offices.
Learn more about The AHDA by going here....
The Alliance for Headache Disorder Advocacy
Learn more about the event by going here....
Clusterbusters "Headache on the Hill" Event Site
$10 will make a difference!
Thank you for your support.
100% of the funds raised through this cause will go toward assisting participants of the Clusterbuster advocacy team carry this message to Washington DC. In order to ensure the success of this trip, those who have the passion to participate rely on your generous donations. Please help ensure this trip's success! Again, we thank you for your support.