BENEFITING: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC
ORGANIZER: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
Imagine sitting in a job interview. It's your dream job. You've prepped for it every day for two weeks. You feel passionate about their mission, you love your potential coworkers. You know you're the best candidate. But halfway through the interview with the CEO, you fall asleep. Out cold.
Many of you might laugh at the visual of someone falling asleep at a job interview, or maybe you shuddered with empathy. But this is reality for my sister. Diagnosed with narcolepsy in 2005, she deals with these issues every day.
Narcolepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by the brains inability to control sleep-wake cycles. Currently, there is no cure.
Knowing my sister's struggle with the disorder, I feel slightly ashamed. I take for granted my health, my body, and my ability to perform daily activities with ease. Seeing what my sister goes through on a daily basis has inspired me to run the 2016 Boston Marathon for Wake Up Narcolepsy.
Wake Up Narcolepsy is a not-for profit organization which is dedicated to support Narcolepsy awareness and research. Any amount donated is much appreciated!
I run for me. I run for Wake Up Narcolepsy and all those affected. I run for my sister.
WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC wrote -
Narcolepsy is a serious, severely misunderstood and misdiagnosed medical disorder in desperate need of funding for research. The funds raised during the Boston Marathon Fundraiser will help advance the understanding of narcolepsy to improve the lives of people suffering with narcolepsy.
2016 marks the seventh consecutive year #TEAMWUN is heading to the starting line in Hopkinton. Beginning in 2010, each year the team has grown in both the number of runners and the average amount of donations raised by the team to benefit the work of Wake Up Narcolepsy.
We are deeply gratified by the generosity of our donors, many of them ongoing contributors to our shared cause. This support enables us to help speed narcolepsy diagnosis through greater awareness and provide research funds for improved treatment, prevention, and a cure.
And we welcome the untiring efforts of our WUNners to both train for this historic race and reach out to friends, family, and colleagues for support. Their success in generating contributions not only funds our efforts to accelerate research; their efforts themselves raise awareness of narcolepsy, a devastating sleep disorder affecting 200,000 Americans and millions of people worldwide.
Learn more at http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org.