CHICAGO, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The global burden of headache is large, putting headache among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. Over 36 million Americans experience migraine headaches — that is 12 percent of the population. Still, headache and migraine are invisible diseases that are often stigmatized.
June has been designated Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. As in previous years, the National Headache Foundation (NHF) is standing up to "show purple, show support" during awareness month. In 2015, beyond just showing support, we want headache and migraine sufferers to share their stories. The NHF asks sufferers: What would a world without headache mean to you?
Individuals are challenged to imagine a world without headache or migraine, then capture this feeling on video (30 seconds or less) and share it with the NHF. We want to hear from those experiencing headache and migraine on how this disease impacts their life, their family, work or school, or society. NHF wants to know what it would mean to those most affected if we fulfill our mission of "To cure headache, and end its pain and suffering."
This contest is open to all legal U.S. residents, who are 18 years or older at the time of submission. Video submissions must be received by June 30. We are looking for videos that promote awareness of headache or migraine; focus on what a world without headache and migraine would mean to the entrant, as well as his/her family and friends; and quality, creative content with an effective message. Videos can be submitted on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #WithoutHeadache or at www.headaches.org. Winners will be chosen weekly and receive a complimentary one-year membership to the National Headache Foundation. The four weekly winners will then compete for a $1000 grand prize. Please visit www.headaches.org for more rules and information about the "World Without Headache" video contest.
Here is one submission sent to NHF earlier this month: http://www.headaches.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Julie_Fleck_Final.mp4.
SOURCE National Headache Foundation