Raising Money for
Pizza is always a good choice
Alex, age 9, who suffers from severe migraines, turned his headaches into a source of motivation. Alex and his parents chose to support the Migraine Research Foundation because they were inspired by our For Our Children initiative, which we launched to address the problems of childhood migraine.
He sent out a letter to all of his friends and family asking them to help him raise money for migraine research and watched the donations come in. But he didn’t stop there!
Alex and his family also held their second annual fundraising dinner at a local pizza restaurant to raise even more money! His father, Steve, is a firefighter and got the firefighter’s union to sponsor the dinner and to help promote the event. Alex rode in a fire truck from the fire house to the restaurant where all of his family and friends waited for him to arrive. The restaurant offered an “endless pizza buffet” and 10% of all cash receipts were donated to MRF. The fundraiser also featured an exciting activity called “fill the boot.” People placed their donations in a pair of fireman’s boots and filled them to the top! Everyone who attended the dinner had fun and helped support a cause that was important to Alex and his family.
In all, Alex was able to raise over $2,000 for the Migraine Research Foundation–at only 9 years old!