Shades for Migraine

Migraine disease is more common than Alzheimer’s disease,

Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis combined. Despite that fact, migraine disease is not getting the attention it deserves.

For the past two years, the Shades for Migraine awareness campaign has taken social media by storm. With the help of 30 international patient advocacy organizations and bloggers, the initiative was brought to more than 2,600,000 people, supported in more than 16 countries, and hashtagged 1,300+ times. In 2019, we are continuing our goal to raise awareness and we want you to be a part of it!

The objective of Shades for Migraine is for people to show they care by wearing a pair of sunglasses on Migraine Solidarity Day, June 21. Participants prove their support by posting their photos on social media with the hashtag #ShadesForMigraine. To keep the support going, supporters are asked to challenge others to post with the hashtag, too. Visit to see people showing off their #ShadesForMigraine in 2018. If you missed the June 21 date, it’s not too late to snap a selfie and post it! We hold contests throughout the year. You may just end up a winner!

The campaign is a fun and easy way to bring positivity to a normally dark and dismal situation. Our coalition has proven that there is power in numbers and we would be delighted if you would join in, too! Let the millions of people with migraine know that you care and that you know much more needs to be done to find a cure and give them relief. 

If you work with a company or organization that would like to join the coalition to help promote or participate in this event, please email

Get involved:

  • Post a photo of yourself (and friends/co-workers) wearing your Shades for Migraine on  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #ShadesForMigraine.   
  • Share this campaign with your friends and family.

Shades for Migraine is hosted by the Association of Migraine Disorders, a 501(c)(3) that strives to expand the understanding of migraine and its true scope by supporting research, education, and awareness.