Migraine Awareness Month #10: Name the Spokesperson

Today’s bloggers question was : Choose any celebrity to represent Migraine (whether they have Migraine or not) who would it be and why?

As a marketing manager I would go for someone with numbers, someone who knows how to play the media, someone whom lots of people listen to …..  the person with the most followers on Tweeter or likes on Facebook………… so (thanks to Google) that would be

Twitter
Lady Gaga Twitter Stats(@ladygaga) with  25,439,093followers
 Facebook
Eminem –  With 58,000,000 likes

However –  on a personal note it would be Ross Noble and why? – because I love the idea of his  ‘Twitter Bombing’……. where he gets his followers to Tweet to one given company on the same day………hmmmm… Tweet the UK government and ask ‘Why doctors only get 4 hrs training on Migraine?’  Or ‘Why the number one neurological illness in the UK is the least funded?’

Although there are quite a few famous Migrainers out there who could speak out for us and them alike….

Sports

  • Freddie Ljungerb (Footballer)
  • Ian Wright (Footballer)
  • Ryan Giggs (Footballer)
  • Ronaldo (Footballer)
  • Michael Dawson (Footballer)
  • Serena Williams (Tennis player) -spokesperson for the “RALLY for Menstrual Migraine” campaign.
  • Dwyane Wade (NBA) – wears tinted glasses on court
  • Freddie Ljungberg (Swedish Soccer) – been carried off the field during an attack
  • Percy Harvin (NBA) – cured via diet changes and physical therapy

Actors, models, actresses and TV presenters

  • Sammy Winward (Emmerdale)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, Sister Act)
  • Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) – spokesperson for migraine treatment, Imitrex
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends) – used lidocaine as a migraine treatment,
  • Jessica Fox (Hollyoaks)
  • Hugh Jackman (X Men)
  • Ben Affleck (Armageddon)
  • Susan Olsen (Brady Bunch fame)
  • Elizabeth Taylor (Actress)
  • James Cromwell (Actor – Farmer in Babe)
  • Lee Grant
  • Dani Harmer (Actress – Tracy Beaker)
  • Ulrika Jonsson (TV presenter)
  • Philip Schofield (TV presenter)
  • Elle Macpherson (Model)
  • Holly Willoughby (TV presenter)
  • Hugh Jackman (Actor – Wolverine)
  • Viginia Madsen (Actress – Sideways) – Cured by Botox
  • Kristin (Actress – Glinda in the Good Witch)

Singers and music

  • Elvis Presley
  • Gareth Gates
  • Susanne Shaw (actress / singer)
  • Victoria Beckham (singer / designer)
  • Carly Simon(Singer) – managed them via diet
  • Loretta Lynn (country singer)
  • Janet Jackson – Has Vestibular migraine and has cancelled shows due to an attack

Further reading – Famous migrainers from history

#NMAM and #NMAMBC

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.

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