BENEFITING: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC
ORGANIZER: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
Hi! I live in Boston and work in international education. This year I’m fundraising for Wake Up Narcolepsy as part of its Boston Marathon team of WUNners!
My personal experience leads me to be particularly inspired to fundraise for narcolepsy research and awareness. Narcolepsy is widely misunderstood and its effects under-appreciated. The cause has yet to be explained, and much more research is needed to develop a deeper understanding of the various forms and manifestations both with and without cataplexy.
Running the Boston Marathon in 2013 will be a struggle of steady energy loss over the course of 26.2 miles, much like the struggle with alertness for narcoleptics throughout the day. Training for this race and preparing to endure a single draining day is nothing compared with learning how to adapt to daily fatigue.
For these reasons, I elect to train, run, and fundraise for those who suffer from narcolepsy. Please help me in this goal!