Migraine is the most underfunded, underdiagnosed and undertreated condition in the world. It's the seventh most disabling condition in the world - a genetic, incurable one at that - and most people think migraine is nothing but a bad headache. And we are sick of it.
Donate now to help start Migraine Australia.
Before the 2019 Australian federal election, I, along with the support of others at the very pointy end of the migraine spectrum, rallied around a petition to get a new preventative treatment called Aimovig (made by Novartis) on the PBS. We realised through that process that a more serious attack plan was needed, because the scale of the problem was enormous.
So we formed a committee, and established Migraine Australia.
Migraine Australia will work to support the lives and wellbeing of all Australians living with migraine and their families.
Awareness of migraine is so low that unless someone lives with it, they don't get it. And they probably don't believe what people who do live with migraine are telling them. How does a headache cause paralysis, blindness or coma?
The organisation we are building will need to be a big one to deal with the scale of the problem in front of us. From designing a migraine management plan, to running a national awareness campaign, to helping people get access to Disability Support Pension and access to the NDIS when they need it, and connecting and informing all Australians with migraine and their families, we have a lot to do.
We cannot do it without your help. Please donate today to our start up fund.
This initial fund will contribute to things like registration fees and legal advice so you know everything about the organisation is set up right. Once this is all done, you'll be able to donate directly to the organisation and your donation will be tax deductible.
Anything you can give to help get this initiative started is greatly appreciated.
We're not mucking around. We are serious about dramatically changing the reality of a life with migraine in Australia. Consider your donation today an investment in the future of living with migraine.
Thanks for your help!
Raphaella Kathryn Crosby, Chair of the Migraine Australia Organising Committee
- Elisabeth Brady
- Sarah De Greef
- Workplace Cowork Cookies
- Jade Pettersen
- Carol Junker