National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month #MHAM

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MHAM History

The National Headache Foundation (NHF) began Migraine and Headache Awareness Week.  In 2012 MHAM transitioned to Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM). Each year the NHF sets a theme for the month. In 2012 purple was designated the official awareness color to represent migraine and headache disorders by several organization, this effort was spearheaded by Teri Robert, as well as the creation of the purple ribbon. CMA, inc maintains recognition of the color purple and includes a red stripe to differentiate Chronic Migraine, this effort was spearheaded by Catherine Charrette-Dykes. Chronic Migraine Awareness Day, June 29th, was also designated as the official recognition day for Chronic Migraine.  In 2018 the Federal Government officially recognized National National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month as a National Health Observance. This recognition effort was led by Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc and spearheaded by team member Jeannette Rotondi.  Below we note the specific CMA, Inc Initiative. Please visit our Resource Section or CHAMP www.headachemigraine.org  to see how you can participate in other MHAM events activities.

Chronic Migraine Awareness, inc #MHAm initiatives

Chronic Migraine Proclamations

Chronic Migraine Proclamations

Chronic Migraine Proclamations

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Proclamations are a great way to help spread the word within a community about a cause. What is a Proclamation exactly? It is a legal-looking document that a Mayor issues that states this day is officially “Migraine and Headache Awareness Month” for the city or state in June. It is a small PR gesture many communities are already doing for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Your city could be next!

Shine A Light

Chronic Migraine Proclamations

Chronic Migraine Proclamations

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 In 2018, CMA, Inc began an initiative of encouraging the changing of porch light bulbs to purple. In 2019, the initiative was named Shine A Light, reminding the community the importance of Shining A Light on Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, through advocacy, education, empowerment and community.  We encourage the community to take pictures and share with #MHAM and #ShineALight. 

CMA Fact A Day

Faces of Chronic Migraine

Faces of Chronic Migraine

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 Since 2013 CMA, Inc set up Fact A Day to push education and awareness through a social media fact sharing campaign. Since 2016 we have partnered with U.S. Pain Foundation on this initiative. In 2019, we began partnering with several organizations. We encourage our members to share these fact throughout the month.

Faces of Chronic Migraine

Faces of Chronic Migraine

Faces of Chronic Migraine

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In 2019, CMA, Inc. began a new social media campaign called Faces of Chronic Migraine. We asked the community on our social media pages to send us a quote and a photo of what "Sowing the Seeds" means to them. The amazing response is empowering. 

#FacesOfChronicMigraine #SowingTheSeeds

Proclamations Request Form

Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive an email from CMA with instructions. Thank you for joining us this year! If you have any questions, please email proclamations@cmaware.org. See our photo album below for Proclamations already accepted for 2020!

2020 Proclamations

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Shine-a-Light Request Form

Shine-a-light is an amazing opportunity to light up a landmark in your city or state to raise awareness for Migraine. We also ask that you light up your porches purple too!! Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive an email from CMA with instructions. Thank you for joining us this year! See our photo album below for Landmarks and Porches lit in 2019!

Shine a Light 2019

Fact a Day 2019

Faces of Chronic Migraine 2019

2019 #MHAM Photo Albums