RESEARCH IS HOPE
Giving People hope for better days
WHAT IS RESEARCH IS HOPE?
The Association of Migraine Disorders is proud to present Research Is Hope as a source of funding for investigators dedicated to advancing migraine research.
Migraine is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world, however research is severely underfunded. Research Is Hope is our commitment to change this.
Research opens the door to better treatments and improved care for people with migraine. While there have been some groundbreaking treatment developments, the sad reality is that there are still millions of people who have yet to get their lives back from this debilitating and invisible disease.
More research is critical to finding effective and tolerable treatments for ALL people living with migraine.
2022 Giving Goal
AMD has given over $600,000 to migraine research, but there’s more work left to be done
FAST FACTS: MIGRAINE AND RESEARCH
- National Institute of Health (NIH) funding for migraine research is less than 2% of federal funding for neurodegenerative diseases and less than 1% of funding for chronic diseases.
- More than 80% of medical research is delayed due to a lack of participants.
- Migraine disease is more common than Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis combined.
- Migraine is the leading cause of disability for people under 50 years old.
- Migraine affects over 1 billion people worldwide.
Ways to Give Hope
Participate in Research
AMD Patient Registry
AMD has been working with patients, researchers, and clinicians across the US to develop questionnaires about peoples' symptoms, treatments and experiences living with the disease. Your involvement is critical in helping AMD improve care for patients today and in future generations.
A Patient's Role in Accelerating Research (Webinar)
Did you know that you could play a role in the next big migraine research development? The truth is, many new medical developments wouldn't be possible without patients! Learn about the role patients' play in research and how to get involved.
My Migraine Story: From Fear to Freedom
A woman shares her experience participating in a clinical trial for an investigational acute migraine treatment. Her participation gave her hope for "a life without the constant fear of my migraine disease dragging [her] down."
Start a Facebook Fundraiser
Harness the support of your friends and family on Facebook by starting a fundraiser for your birthday, event or just because.
Tip: Once you create your fundraiser, be sure to share it often with your followers and tell them why the Association of Migraine Disorders is so important to you.
Donate by Mail
If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to the “Association of Migraine Disorders” and mail to:
Association of Migraine Disorders
PO Box 870
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Donate Your Spare Change
Using the RoundUp App, you can automatically donate change from your credit or debit card transactions.
See If Your Workplace Will Match Your Donation
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Share the Research Is Hope digital toolkit of graphics, emails, and social posts to show your support!
Join me in supporting @migrainedisordr’s #ResearchIsHope campaign to raise funds for innovative migraine research. No donation is too small!
Donate at MigraineDisorders.org/Donate
As you may know, I have lived with migraine for [insert years/months]. It has impacted my life in so many ways. I am excited to share that @migrainedisorders is restoring my hope for better days with their #ResearchIsHope campaign to stimulate innovative migraine research.
Help them advance migraine research by participating in their registry or making a donation.
Donate at MigraineDisorders.org/Donate