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Project Sleep

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Ekontos +0 points · about 8 years ago Original Poster

Project Sleep is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization raising awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders. Project Sleep’s current major programs include the Sleep Walk signature event series, the annual international SLEEP IN campaign, the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship, and the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE™ campaign.

Project Sleep’s Sleep Walks are held nationwide, bringing together different stakeholders from the sleep community—doctors, patients, advocates, and more—for one to two mile walks followed by celebrations. To date, Project Sleep has hosted Sleep Walks in Washington D.C., Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Austin, Dallas Fort Worth, and Hawaii.

Each year during the weekend following National Sleep Awareness Week in March, Project Sleep hosts the international SLEEP IN campaign. Participants pledge to stay in bed for 12-48 hours while using social media to raise awareness about sleep as a pillar of health. By inviting participants to stay in bed, the SLEEP IN campaigns offer a relaxing and restorative alternative to events that require participants to expend energy to participate.

The Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is the first-ever scholarship program supporting students with narcolepsy, a chronic neurological disorder of the sleep/wake cycle. The scholarships, $1,000 each, are awarded to high school seniors planning to attend four-year universities who exemplify courage and hope while living with narcolepsy.

NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE™ is an international awareness campaign and stunning photo series. While narcolepsy is a serious neurological disorder affecting 3 million people worldwide, it is often considered a joke causing people living with narcolepsy to feel lost and alone. Project Sleep invites people with narcolepsy and their supporters to stand proud and tall by submitting photos. Thus far, the campaign has collected over 1,100 photos from all 50 U.S. states and 42 countries around the world.

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NicolasBen +0 points · almost 8 years ago

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