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The mission of the Migraine Research Foundation is to end the debilitating pain of migraine by raising money to fund promising research into its causes and treatment.

Migraine is a serious illness that affects more than 30 million Americans – including 10% of children and a disproportionate number of women – and ranks in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses. Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States goes to the emergency room with a headache or migraine.

Migraine is also a public health issue with serious social and economic consequences: American employers lose more than $13 billion each year as a result of 113 million lost work days due to headache or migraine.

Despite these sobering statistics, research into the causes and treatment of migraine is severely underfunded. The Migraine Research Foundation was founded to address this critical gap in research.

Please join us in helping to make a difference in the lives of millions of migraine sufferers.


MRF announces the Thomas E. Heftler Migraine Research Award. Click here for more information.

♦ MRF announces its 2009 Request For Proposals. Click here to read more.

♦ Support MRF while you shop – without spending a dime! Click here to learn about MRF’s partnerships with GivingPal and Avon.

♦ MRF is proud to announce the winners of its second round of grants.  Read more about the 2008 grantees and their innovative projects. 

♦ Migraine Expressions: A Creative Journey through Life with Migraine is a breathtaking book that illustrates the impact of migraine on sufferers. MRF will receive $5 for each book purchased through this link.
 ♦ Share your experiences with other migraine sufferers.  Join .