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Miles for Migraine Chicago 2022

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ORGANIZATION: MILES FOR MIGRAINE

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We need you!

Do you or someone you know live with a headache disorder, specifically, migraine, cluster headache, and chronic daily headache? Strike back at head pain by joining our team!

Volunteers are needed to help plan and prepare for our races, as well as on race day. See the sections below for the various ways you can get involved.

*We ask that all volunteers abide by local and national COVID-19 protocols.*

Event Day Volunteers

Festival Area Volunteers 7:30am-10:30am

Set-Up: Volunteers are needed to help our staff set-up the festival area.

Registration: Must be organized, have ability to work at a fast pace and familiar with race registration process to assist in this area.

Pre and Post Race Nutrition: Prepare the water, sport drink, snacks, and medal area for our participants as they cross the finish line.

Clean-Up: Help our staff break down and clean up the festival area.

Course Volunteers 8am-11am

Course Monitors: Volunteers are needed to be cheerleaders on the course and make sure participants are going in the right direction.

Cheerleaders: If you are unable to walk or run, this is the perfect way to be involved and support all who are walking and running! Welcome participants back through the finish line.

For more information on volunteering at the Chicago Miles for Migraine race please contact:

Katie Morrison

Katie@redpointproductions.com

Or visit https://raceroster.com/events/2022/56354/miles-for-migraine-chicago-2022/volunteer

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About MILES FOR MIGRAINE

Location:

4114 HAIN DR, LAFAYETTE HL, PA 19444, US

Mission Statement

Miles for Migraine is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the lives of migraine patients and their families, raising public awareness about headache disorders, and helping find a cure for migraine. Miles for Migraine produces fun walk/run events, typically a 2-mile walk and 5K and 10K races to raise money for migraine research. We also host youth camps for kids and teens impacted by migraine or other headache disorders.

Description

In addition to pain, sickness, and - for many - daily disability, migraine carries a severe burden of discrimination and negativity from many members of the community.

This is social stigma.

History demonstrates that diseases that are stigmatized, like HIV, and breast cancer, can only change in the public’s mind when the patients and their families come together in community action asking for recognition. Diseases in which the patients do not stand up for themselves remain badly stigmatized, and patients do not receive the research or therapies needed to effectively treat their condition. This is true even if doctors speak up for the disease; patients and their families must take over the effort.

Migraine is a major disease that receives about a 20th of the research dollars that should be given to it based upon its impact. Migraine patients desperately need new research to discover new treatments, and headache researchers and clinical specialists need to be trained. Miles for Migraine does all of these things; it does so by bringing patients together in the community while also participating in an activity that is good for your health!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
Community, Health & Medicine, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Sat Aug 20, 2022
07:30 AM - 11:00 AM

WHERE

Montrose Beach at Lincoln Park601 W Montrose AveChicago, IL 60613

(41.96303,-87.63818)
 

SKILLS

  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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