Raising Money for
A neurologist who runs to honor his headache patients
Dr. Lyle Dennis has seen tens of thousands of migraine patients, and he recently ran the world famous TCS New York City Marathon to raise money for migraine research in honor of every single one of them—for the third year in a row.
Even though Lyle is not exclusively a headache doctor, migraine is so common that he sees 5 to 6 migraine patients a day, amounting to tens of thousands in his career.
“Running for MRF is a great way to combine my passions,” he said, since, “I enjoy caring for migraine patients and I love running the NY Marathon.”
He advises his patients that regular aerobic exercise may reduce migraine frequency and intensity—and what better way to do that than train for a marathon!
Lyle laments that “there are many patients with refractory migraines for whom known therapies do not work. There is a great need for new agents and we haven’t seen any in almost 10 years.”
New research is needed to find these agents, and Lyle’s marathon running is helping us get there.