Observance Days

For 2020, the following six days are recognized as special Observance Days within the month of June. Each one represents a significant topic within our community. Help us spread awareness and recognition on these days by posting the information below on your social media accounts. Click on the image for more details about the day and see icons at the bottom to share on social media. The more posts shared, the more we strengthen and grow our community.

june, 2020

01junAll DayHeadache at WorkWear Purple(All Day: monday)

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Most people may be working from home these days, but it’s still important to recognize the need for employer accommodations for those living with headache diseases. And, once folks head back to the office, the Migraine at Work campaign has tools employers and employees can use: https://migraineatwork.org

Also, help promote migraine and headache awareness by participating in the National Headache Foundation’s initiative: Wear Purple to Work (@Home): https://headaches.org. Wear purple and post your photo to show solidarity for the millions of people in America living with migraine disease and headache disorders.

#mham2020 #youneedcommunity

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All Day (Monday)

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National Headache FoundationFounded in 1970, the National Headache Foundation is the oldest and largest foundation for patients with headache. Its mission is “To cure headache, and end its pain and suffering.” Its vision is “A World Without Headache.” The Foundation is the premier educational and informational resource for those with headache, health care providers, and the public. The work of the Foundation is through education, raising awareness, advocacy, and research. The Foundation established the Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and clinical psychologists who treat headache patients. The NHF publishes HeadWise® magazine, and NHF News to Know.

06junAll DayVeterans with Headache DiseasesD Day(All Day: saturday)

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The Department of Veteran’s Affairs reports that veterans are more likely to develop migraine and headache diseases. Many researchers believe this occurs as a result of their service in the military. CHAMP is committed to advocating for the veterans who have served us.

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All Day (Saturday)

07junAll DayRemembrance DayHonoring Those We've Lost(All Day: sunday)

In Loving Memory of Those We've Lost

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Today we remember those who we’ve lost to headache, migraine and cluster diseases. The invisible nature of chronic pain means that people often do not realize its effect on the human spirit and someone’s will to live. We recognize those whose stories of lost hope propel our efforts to create a better future for people who live with headache disease.

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All Day (Sunday)

19junAll DayDisparities in Headache Diseases(All Day: friday)

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CHAMP recognizes racism as a public health crisis. Migraine disease is more frequent, more severe, and more likely to become chronic for African Americans. We call on all people living with headache diseases to join us in fighting systemic racism and unconscious biases to eliminate health disparities. CHAMP is advancing this conversation on Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) a holiday that commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States.

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All Day (Friday)

21junAll DayHeadache Diseases and MenFather's Day(All Day: sunday)

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Happy Father’s Day! Today we’re acknowledging the millions of men who are living with headache disease. Headache is gender blind. The pain is real for men too. If you are a man living with the symptoms of headache, migraine or cluster take the steps to get an accurate diagnosis. You deserve treatment and relief.

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All Day (Sunday)

21junAll DayShades for Migraine(All Day: sunday)

Shades for Migraine

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Shades For Migraine is a campaign hosted by the Association of Migraine Disorders to promote migraine awareness for a disease that affects over 1 billion people worldwide. The collaborative campaign is supported by 40+ organizations and bloggers worldwide. You can show the world you care about migraine by wearing a pair of sunglasses and proving your support by posting a photo to social media with the hashtag #ShadesForMigraine and challenging 3 others to take part too. You can help spread the word about Shades for Migraine by sharing graphics, flyers and other resources from their promotion kit at https://www.shadesformigraine.org/promotion-kit/

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All Day (Sunday)

29junAll DayChronic Migraine Awareness Day(All Day: monday)

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All Day (Monday)

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Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc.CMA, Inc is committed to being the voice of the chronic migraine community. This is accomplished by supporting, educating, and empowering people in their health journey with online peer to peer global support groups, social media campaigns and in-person events.