Local Foundation Makes Major Donation to Migraine Research

A Tempe-based organization has made a significant contribution to migraine research and treatment this week.
On Tuesday, the T.W. Lewis Foundation donated $2 million to fund alternative migraine treatments. This is an appreciated announcement for those who suffer from migraines- approximately twelve percent of the United States population, including children.
The foundation gifted the funds to Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, which is the world’s largest neurological disease treatment and research institution. Jan Lewis, co-founder of Jan and Tom Lewis Foundation, organized the donation to establish the Jan & Tom Migraine Treatment Program. 
It’s a personal cause for Lewis, who suffered from severe migraines that prevented her from pursuing two of her passions-traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. Her life changed after receiving treatments at Barrow, as she has noticied significant improvements, something that she wants to share with others who are affected.
The T.W. Lewis Company was founded in 1991 and is a successful, award-winning real estate investment group. The company’s philanthropic efforts, the T.W. Lewis Foundation, is committed to working with organizations that push the boundaries of their field, such as Barrow Neurological Institute. Migraines are the third most prevalent disease in the world, and alternative research and treatments are crucial to improving the lives of those who suffer from the debilitating , recurrent headaches often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision.
The foundation strives to support organizations that go above and beyond the boundaries of their field, such as Barrow. The foundation has pledged to match all donations made to the program’s research, up to $500,000. Dr. Kerry Knievel and her research team are focused on establishing alternative prevention and treatment methods, including Botox injections and infusions.
Migraines send someone to the emergency room every ten seconds in the United States. More than ninety percent of sufferers are unable to function or attend work or school when a migraine strikes.
To learn more about the Jan & Tom Lewis Migraine Treatment Program, and how experts can accurately diagnose migraines and other headaches and minimize the impact on one’s daily life, please visit the official website. 
Barrow Neurological Center is located at 350 W. Thomas Road Phoenix, Arizona 85013. For more information on Barrow and their services, please visit the official website. 

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Rachael Bouley

I am a multimedia journalist and student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. I am originally from Minnesota, and I love learning about my second home, Arizona, and all of it's awesome communities through my contributions to My Local News! In my free time, I love to travel, hike, cook and spend time with my family and friends.

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