Last Call for Entries: Migraine Masterpieces National Art Contest Seeks 'Images of Migraine'

Entry Deadline Extended to May 10



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Headache Foundation

    CHICAGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Headache Foundation (NHF)
 announces the last call for entries for the Migraine Masterpieces art contest
 themed "Images of Migraine."  Professional and amateur artists who are
 diagnosed migraine sufferers should submit their depiction of their world when
 dealing with a migraine by May 10.  The contest hopes to publicize the
 diminished quality of life migraine headache sufferers experience due to pain
 and associated symptoms.
     Approximately one in eight people suffer from migraine headaches in the
 United States.  The National Headache Foundation, a Chicago-based non-profit,
 hopes the Migraine Masterpiece entries will communicate the lifestyle
 challenges that migraine sufferers face when a headache disrupts their world.
 Dedicated to funding research in the field of headache and various treatment
 options, the NHF strives to educate the public that headaches are a legitimate
 biological disease and that sufferers should receive understanding and
 continuity of care.
     Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Inc., the
 contest will culminate in an exhibition in Chicago in June during National
 Headache Awareness Week to showcase the winning artwork.  Migraine Masterpiece
 winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished judges chosen by the
 National Headache Foundation.  This is the third migraine art contest the NHF
 has conducted.
     While over 28 million Americans suffer from the debilitating impact of
 migraine, approximately 70 percent are women and fifty-two percent, or over
 14 million migraine sufferers, go undiagnosed by a physician.  The National
 Headache Foundation hopes that the Migraine Masterpieces art contest will
 raise awareness of migraine as a disease and bring recognition that the pain
 and associated symptoms can be relieved.
     The contest is open to diagnosed migraine sufferers nationwide and will
 have three top winners and 22 merit awards.  The first prize is $4,000, second
 prize is $2,000, third prize is $1,000 and each merit award is $100.  All
 winners and award recipients will have their work included in the Migraine
 Masterpieces art exhibition, receive a certificate of excellence and photos of
 their work distributed to news media nationwide.  The top three winners will
 receive round-trip airfare and accommodations to attend the opening of the art
 exhibit in June.
     Migraine Masterpiece contest rules and entry requirements can be found on
 the National Headache Foundation Web site at www.headaches.org .
 
     CONTACT:  Suzanne Simons of National Headache Foundation, 773-388-6395, or
 Casey Reidy of PR 21, 312-396-9783, or casey.reidy@pr21.com .
 
 

SOURCE National Headache Foundation
    CHICAGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Headache Foundation (NHF)
 announces the last call for entries for the Migraine Masterpieces art contest
 themed "Images of Migraine."  Professional and amateur artists who are
 diagnosed migraine sufferers should submit their depiction of their world when
 dealing with a migraine by May 10.  The contest hopes to publicize the
 diminished quality of life migraine headache sufferers experience due to pain
 and associated symptoms.
     Approximately one in eight people suffer from migraine headaches in the
 United States.  The National Headache Foundation, a Chicago-based non-profit,
 hopes the Migraine Masterpiece entries will communicate the lifestyle
 challenges that migraine sufferers face when a headache disrupts their world.
 Dedicated to funding research in the field of headache and various treatment
 options, the NHF strives to educate the public that headaches are a legitimate
 biological disease and that sufferers should receive understanding and
 continuity of care.
     Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Inc., the
 contest will culminate in an exhibition in Chicago in June during National
 Headache Awareness Week to showcase the winning artwork.  Migraine Masterpiece
 winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished judges chosen by the
 National Headache Foundation.  This is the third migraine art contest the NHF
 has conducted.
     While over 28 million Americans suffer from the debilitating impact of
 migraine, approximately 70 percent are women and fifty-two percent, or over
 14 million migraine sufferers, go undiagnosed by a physician.  The National
 Headache Foundation hopes that the Migraine Masterpieces art contest will
 raise awareness of migraine as a disease and bring recognition that the pain
 and associated symptoms can be relieved.
     The contest is open to diagnosed migraine sufferers nationwide and will
 have three top winners and 22 merit awards.  The first prize is $4,000, second
 prize is $2,000, third prize is $1,000 and each merit award is $100.  All
 winners and award recipients will have their work included in the Migraine
 Masterpieces art exhibition, receive a certificate of excellence and photos of
 their work distributed to news media nationwide.  The top three winners will
 receive round-trip airfare and accommodations to attend the opening of the art
 exhibit in June.
     Migraine Masterpiece contest rules and entry requirements can be found on
 the National Headache Foundation Web site at www.headaches.org .
 
     CONTACT:  Suzanne Simons of National Headache Foundation, 773-388-6395, or
 Casey Reidy of PR 21, 312-396-9783, or casey.reidy@pr21.com .
 
 SOURCE  National Headache Foundation

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