In honor of Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, join us Wednesday for an honest conversation about cluster headache, the most painful disease known to man. Author Ashley Hattle and INvisible Project participant Joe McKay will share their personal experience and detail 10 things they wish everyone knew about cluster headache–also known as the “suicide headache.”

This event is free and open to the public.

More about Ashley

Ashley S. Hattleis a medical and fiction writer who has experienced episodic cluster headaches since 2007. She is the award-winning author of Cluster Headaches: A Guide to Surviving One of the Most Painful Conditions Known to Man and a traveling advocate for patients with the neurological disorder with the nonprofit Clusterbusters. Ashley also is a contributing writer for the INvisible Project.

More about Joe

Joe McKayis a retired New York City firefighter who responded to Ground Zero on the day of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. McKay developed cluster headaches roughly a year afterward; he still doesn’t know if toxins from being at the epicenter of Ground Zero are the cause. He is now a tireless advocate for 9/11 victims and survivors and increased access to treatment options for the headache community. He is one of 10 patients featured in the most recent edition of the INvisible Project.

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