Migraine and Headache Awareness Month began in 2012, expanding on the original Migraine and Headache Awareness Week, created by the National Headache Foundation (NHF). Each year’s theme is sets by the NHF, too. In 2012, a logo for MHAM was established. Each year, parts of it are changed to match the theme while the base of the logo remains the same so it’s recognized as MHAM every year, even with the customization for the theme.
- There was no set awareness color for Migraine and other Headache disorders until 2012.
- Purple was suggested because of a 2004 awareness campaign that used purple wristbands.
- In 2012, Teri Robert approached nonprofits to agree on purple as our “official” awareness color.
- The following organizations agreed:
- The American Headache Society
- The National Headache Foundation
- The PFO Research Foundation
- The Migraine Research Foundation