Ciro Di Ruocco
Hi! I'm Ciro, a Project Sleep Visual Artist/Co-Advocate for Sleep IN 2016. Currently living on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. I am going into my 4th year of a Bachelor’s of Arts at Vancouver Island University. I am an artist who fuses my journey in visual arts with activism for Narcolepsy, a rare sleep disorder that I live with. Diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2003 at the University of Vermont Sleep Clinic. My coping skills and treatments have changed over the years, I have learned to ebb and flow as treatments change so do my coping skills.
Project Sleep’s SLEEP IN 2016 gives me the opportunity to educate those around me about the importance of sleep health. Please consider supporting us, sleeping in, and contributing to the growing movement of sleep health.
SLEEP IN 2015 hosted by Project Sleep
This is important to me because I have Narcolepsy and its something that I struggle with everyday. Please spread awareness around sleep health. This event costs you nothing to participate. By participating you get to hear/ see a special living room concert by (my partner and her band) Kendall Patrick and the Headless Bettys!
If you can't stay in bed all weekend thats COOL just stay home! Its about carrying the message of sleep health by saying "No, I am staying home this weekend because I want to spread awareness around sleep and sleep disorders!"
I support my friend Julie Flygare, founder of the non profit Project Sleep, because she and her partner, Alex Withrow, have brought so much HOPE into my life.
I am selling t-shirts at my etsy shop in support of this event all profts will be donated to Project Sleep!
-Costs 0$ to register
-Participate from anywhere via the internet
-March 6-8th corresponding with National Sleep Awareness week!
-Special Live webcast performance by Kendall Patrick and the Headless Bettys (Nanaimo, BC, Canada)
- use the hash tag #Sleepin
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Buy T-shirts at Etsy:
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