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MAGNUM's Funding

       In the very early 90’s when the concept of MAGNUM was formed, we began operations as an unfunded, grassroots organization. Since then MAGNUM has operated primarily by donations and unrestricted educational grants since its incorporation in 1994. MAGNUM has received educational grants from such corporations as Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Elan Pharmaceuticals/Carnrick Laboratories Inc, GlaxoWellcome, Merck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Zeneca, now AstaZeneca Pharmaceuticals. In addition, MAGNUM had also received donated services for specific projects from such companies as Proxicom, WebFirst, Darby Digital Communications; Fannon Color Printing; Mitchell Color Cards, Heath M.D. Wiggins Graphic Design; Extra Touch of Class, Inc.; Gordon King, Owner, Bullfeathers Restaurant; and Broadway Gallery in Fairfax, Virginia.

       MAGNUM has long held the belief that one of the ramifications of Migraine disease is the negative economic impact on the Migraine sufferer. Therefore we have operated with an "Open Membership"policy, that is we do not charge for membership or services. In particular we have felt that those corporations who profit from manufacturing FDA approved medical products that help control the suffering of the Migraineur could help fund our mission. To that fact, we are grateful to have the medical industry’s support, in particular GlaxoSmithKline and Abbott Laboratorie's strong belief and support of our mission in the form of major funding over the past two years. We hope to have the industry’s continued support as we move into a new century.

       Last but not least we want to thank those Migraineurs, their friends, and loved ones for their kind donations and strong words of support and for always thanking us for taking on this mission. MAGNUM, The National Migraine Association, is grateful for any and all support as we continue our fight to educate the public and government about Migraine disease, and seek to facilitate changes in laws to help Migraine disease sufferers (as well as all headache and head-pain sufferers) have a better, more productive and fulfilling lives.