To improve the quality of life of those who suffer with headache and migraine disorders through fundraising for quality research and the promotion of patient empowerment, community awareness, and local and national advocacy.
Runnin' for Research, Inc. (R4R), was founded in 2015 as a charitable organization dedicated to research, awareness, empowerment, and advocacy in all areas of headache and migraine disorders. The primary mechanism to accomplish the missions is the organization and implementation of 5K runs and walks throughout the United States.
All expenses of R4R are covered by our corporate sponsors. Therefore, all contributions to R4R and all event proceeds are used to support the missions of the organization. In past years, R4R completed run/walk events in Morgantown, West Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Kansas City, Missouri; and Denver, Colorado. In 2017 donations totaling $85,000 were given to various organizations, including the American Migraine Foundation, Migraine Research Foundation, American Brain Foundation, and American Academy of Neurology, as well as others. Since its inception, R4R has donated over $150,000. Other entities may be supported upon request if they align with the mission of R4R.
The long term goal is that R4R will have a network of nationwide events, locally organized and run by committed volunteers. The primary focus of R4R is to promote the creation of run/walk events in communities throughout the country and empower local volunteers (physicians, nurses, migraine sufferers and care-givers) to plan, organize, and execute these events.
Board of Directors
As a leadership group, we strive to make each race a fun event and a successful fund raiser. We are committed to Headache & Migraine research, awareness, & advocacy.
Dr. David B. Watson
Morgantown, West Virginia
Dr. Brian Plato
Dr. Jennifer Bickel
Kansas City, Missouri
Washington, West Virginia
Dr. Lauren Strauss
Winston-Salem, North Carolina