NOTE: An updated response to comments has been posted at June 26th Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Post – Walking it Back.
The June 26, 2018 Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Social Media Challenge was inspired by a quote from the 33rd U.S. President, Harry S Truman:
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Let’s face it. Working hard to accomplish a goal is most satisfying when we are recognized and rewarded for our efforts. Over the past 15 years, many patient advocates have worked very hard on our behalf. Some get more credit than others. Some have had their ideas and contributions co-opted by others without acknowledgement. Newcomers, eager to get involved, have unwittingly tried to “reinvent the wheel” or dismantle cherished traditions before learning the history of Migraine and headache patient advocacy.
What do you know about the history of Migraine & Headache Awareness Month or the Social Media Challenge? Do you know how our awareness color was chosen and how our specific shade of purple came to be? There’s a lot of awareness activity going on this month. Sometimes, it’s coordinated. Sometimes it’s just noise. When we work together, coordinating our efforts and unifying our voice, much more can be accomplished.
If you are working with a specific awareness activity, in what ways can you better align your efforts with the origins of MHAM?
Ways to participate
- Share this post on your social media profiles. Personalize the post by sharing your response to today’s challenge.
- Respond to the challenge by commenting below.
- Write a blog post, responding to today’s challenge. When published, share the link to your post in the comments below and we’ll promote your blog’s participation in the #MHAM2018 Social Media Challenge.
- Don’t forget to invite your friends to take the #MHAM2018 Social Media Challenge, too!
Want to know more?
- View the full list of this year’s daily challenges.
- Discover the history of National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month
The #MHAM2018 Challenge is a project of MigraineDisease.org.