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A message from Dr. Timothy Smith about Migraine/Headache Month.

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM), and the headache, migraine and cluster communities are working together to gain awareness and recognition of headache disorder as a legitimate neurobiological disease, to encourage those with headache or migraine to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment, and to let individuals with headache disorder know that there are new treatments available.

For 2020, the following days will be observed as special Recognition Days during the month of June.

June 1 – Wear Purple to Work: Choose your favorite purple shirt or accessory and wear it on June 1, 2020. Share your photo on social and tag @nationalheadachefoundation and add the hashtags #MHAM and #MHAM2020

June 1 – Shine Purple on Migraine Awareness: Help increase awareness by changing your porch light to a purple bulb during June. The CMA is asking our community to use #MHAM and #ShineALight when you share your light photos on social media. Additionally, requests have been made to venues across the country to change their outdoor lighting to purple starting on June 1, 2020.

June 6 – D DAY Veterans with Headache Disease

June 7 – Remembrance Day, Honoring Those We’ve Lost

June 17 – 25 – Miles for Migraine Virtual Walk/Run/Relax: Lace up your shoes or set up for your perfect day of at home relaxation in support of headache and migraine disease awareness. From June 17 – 25, Miles for Migraine is asking everyone to take part in the virtual 2020 Chicago event! Participants can still register and fundraise in support of the Loyola Headache Center. Awards will be given to the biggest fundraiser, three people who upload a photo of their participation on their social handles and tag Miles for Migraine, and three people who upload their results via the online tool.

June 21 – Father’s Day, Headache Disease in Men

June 21 – Shades for Migraine Day: Led by the Association of Migraine Disorders, on or leading up to June 21, we want you to put on your favorite pair of sunglasses and take a picture. Share it on your social channels with #ShadesForMigraine, #MHAM and #MHAM2020, and challenge three of your friends to participate! Visit for more information.

June 22 – Dr. Timothy Smith makes and appearance on Great Day St. Louis to talk about Headaches and Migraines

June 29 – Chronic Migraine Awareness Day: The CMA and their mascot Rally want you to request your Rally Pack, share your photos with your Rally gear and use #RallyAgainstChronicMigraine to help us raise awareness.

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