CMA is a 501-(c)(3) tax exempt organization dedicated to helping empower individuals about chronic migraine and what they can do about it. Our mission is two-fold. Firstly, we strive to spread awareness of this debilitating disease which affects all aspects of our life. Secondly, we seek to impart support and education to our members and the medical community in order to enrich their ability to successfully manage life as an individual with chronic migraines. We are spreading awareness anyway possible! It is time to educate the world. People need to know that migraine is a disease that is not easily treated, and that our pain is real and our lives can be hell.
Migraines are not “All In Our Heads!”
What is chronic migraine?
Chronic migraine is defined as headache on 15 or more days a month for at least three months having the features of migraine headache on at least 8 days of month (1). Individuals with chronic migraine often experience migraines that are more severe and longer lasting even with medication (3). Chronic migraine poses a greater impact on the patient’s life than episodic migraine, including lower household income levels, less ability to do chores, and more missed workdays (4). Migraine is the 3rd most common medical problem in the world (5) and the 7th most disabling of all medical conditions (5,6).
How to help us out or be a volunteer
The easiest way to help is by making a donation to Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc. by using the donation button on our Facebook page. Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc., or CMA, is always looking for volunteers to help keep our Facebook groups running smoothly for our over 15,000 members.
Volunteers who’d like to become involved with CMA using their strengths and talents in social media, website upkeep, fundraising, grant writing, education and outreach programs can fill out our volunteer application found on our private Facebook page, where you’ll need to become a member first; then complete the Volunteer Application. We look forward to hearing from you!
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2. American Migraine Foundation (2014)
3. Cephalalgia (2011) 31:301-315
4. Curr Pain Headache Rep (2012) 16(1):86–92
5. Lancet (2012) 380(9859):2163-21966
6. J Headache Pain (2013) 53:227–229
7. Migraine.com 2016