Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stand Up: AHDA Action Alert

The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy has sent out an urgent action alert. If you are reading this, please take the minute it takes to sign your name to a petition that will be going to congress.
The goal of the petition is to help end the federal neglect of chronic disabling headache disorders.

The action alert email reads:

Help end the federal neglect of chronic disabling headache disorders

Migraine and other chronic headache disorders cause tremendous suffering, disability, and economic costs in the US. Federal research funding agencies, such as the NIH, have neglected this burden partly because Members of Congress, with oversight of these agencies, are unaware of the huge scope of the problem.

A US congressional hearing has never been devoted to headache disorders. We seek to remedy this and educate your Members of Congress. But we need your help.

Right now, we ask you to please sign an on-line petition urging congressional hearings to be held on the impact of headache disorders. It takes only a minute to sign and we will deliver the signed petition to Congress.

Also, please forward this email to everyone and anyone that cares about someone suffering with a disabling headache disorder. Please ask them to sign too, and then pass the email further onwards.

Together, we can ensure that our lawmakers in Washington, DC appreciate the urgent need to reduce the huge burden of migraine and headache disorders.

Thank you very much, and happy Thanksgiving.

The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy
 *end email*

There are over 37 million Migraine warriors. Let's stand up for ourselves! If we don't, who will?!?!?!

And for those of you who are loved ones, friends or chronically ill yourself, please stand up for us!

Please click on THIS LINK right now

If you got the email alert, be aware that the links on the email did not work. I have corrected them below.

Blog it. Email it. Facebook it. Twitter it. Stand up for it.


  1. May I repost most of the information in this post.
    You word things so well, I want to post about this and reach out for signatures, but I feel your wording and information is so complete it would be ideal if I could use most of what you've written, of course, I'd give you credit, and a link back to your blog, letting people know they can find more information here.

    You have been such a great activist for this. I'm so proud of you! I know how much you go through, yet you have still been able to do this, and be a judge for the WEGO awards... You are an amazing woman! Never think otherwise!


    1. Yes, Wendy, as long as you credit me, you are more than welcome to share what I have written as long as you share my link and quote me. :)

      Thank you so much for your desire to get the word out, my friend!