The Migraine Research Foundation raises money to fund innovative migraine research to discover the causes, improve the treatments, and find a cure.
All of our operating costs are covered, so 100% of every donation goes to fund research.
Investing in research is starting to pay off. MRF funding has supported research that:
- Discovered that female sufferers of migraine with aura are at increased risk of stroke in later life.
- Found that brief behavioral interventions, especially cognitive behavioral therapy, may reduce headache frequency and anxiety in children.
- Demonstrated the promise of a brief behavioral sleep intervention for migraine patients, suggesting that directly treating co-occurring insomnia may improve migraine itself.
- Showed that prolonged frequent use of triptan medication, intended to relieve headaches, may in fact induce headaches.
We've begun to see some important results, but there is still so much to learn.
Every donation brings us one step closer to learning migraine's secrets. Invest in a cure.
Announcing our 2015 RFP
MRF's joint Request for Proposals with the Association of Migraine Disorders is now open. Click here to view the guidelines and application for a migraine research grant.
Join us September 21st at the Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY for the MRF Golf Outing & Cocktail Party. Click here to secure your tickets or become a sponsor.
New Research Alert
Study funded by MRF may explain why opioids don't work for chronic migraine, leading to better treatments. Click here to read more.
Race for Research
We want you on Team MRF: MRF is once again an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. Email events@MigraineResearchFoundation.org for information on joining Team MRF.