What is Shades for Migraine?

Shades for Migraine is a global awareness campaign that asks everyone to wear a pair of sunglasses on June 21 to show their support for the 1 billion people living with migraine disease worldwide. The campaign is getting better each year! See how you can take part and help spread the word.

Taking part is easy, just follow these four simple steps:

Step 1

Put on your shades on (or around) June 21st, World Migraine Day to show you care for people living with migraine disease.

Step 2

Take a photo of you in your sunglasses and don’t forget to get your friends, family and coworkers in on the fun.

Step 3

Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ShadesForMigraine and challenge 3 friends to take part too!

Step 4

Watch your impact multiply!

2020 Shades for Migraine Impact

This year, Shades for Migraine had participants in every US state and more than 44 countries worldwide, making this our biggest year yet! There were thousands of posts made of people wearing their shades in support of those living with migraine. Together, we made our message reach over 20 million people around the globe! Get ready for next year because we plan to make Shades for Migraine even bigger in 2021!

SPREAD THE WORD

Promotion Kit

Share resources and graphics on social media and with the media!

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Official Purple Shades

Get a pair of the official purple Shades for Migraine sunglasses as a gift with donation!

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Official Graphic Tee

Shop Shades for Migraine tees, short sleeve and raglan styles available. 

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PARTNER DIRECTORY

Explore the resources unique to each migraine organization

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Learn more about migraine disease.

Get Involved

Petition

Migraine treatments have never been so plentiful or effective, but they are not all available at an affordable price. If you support improved access to the best treatments, let your voice be heard! Sign your name and ask family and friends to show their support. Let’s reach 50,000 signatures by December 31, 2020!

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Volunteer

Are you looking to make a difference in the migraine community? Do you have skills you want to share? Get your contact information added to our volunteer registry! By completing our volunteer registration, you will be added to a database that will be accessible by all of the Shades for Migraine partnering organizations.

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Events

SFM’s Taking it to the Streets events involve gathering at populated landmarks to raise awareness and share information about migraine. The events are a way to get the public to recognize sunglasses as a symbol of migraine! *Events have been canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19, events will resume in 2021!*

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