10 Years of Dreaming BIG with Project Sleep!

We’ve reached a monumental milestone: a whole decade of sleep advocacy! We’re thrilled to take a moment to reflect on the amazing journey we’ve had, all thanks to your incredible support. Celebrate 10 years of Project Sleep with us today by making a ten-year anniversary gift.

Since August of 2013, our mission has been to bridge the gaps between sleep health, sleep equity, and sleep disorders. We’ve laughed, cried, learned, and connected with all of you as we championed improving public health via sleep. While it’s IMPOSSIBLE to capture all we’ve accomplished together, here’s a glimpse into some pivotal moments that shaped the first 10 years of Project Sleep.

Years 1-3: Building a Dream

We started small, but with big dreams! From our first awareness campaigns to our early partnerships, we laid the groundwork for something truly special.

May 2014
Project Sleep partnered with Jack and the Graham family to award the first two Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarships to two college-bound students living with narcolepsy.

March 2015
Sleep advocates joined together for the first annual Sleep In weekend, celebrating rest and recovery and saying “no” to plans that require expending precious energy.

Years 4-6: Sleep Advocates Unite!

With each year, our community grew stronger. We took sleep awareness and advocacy head-on, breaking barriers, reducing stigma, and shining a light on the challenges so many face. Together, we created a safe space to talk, to learn, and to grow.

A group of eight Rising Voices speakers posing together and holding a Rising Voices sign.

May 2017
20 patient-advocates completed the first Rising Voices summer training, spreading awareness of sleep disorders while empowering participants.

March 2018
Our grassroots advocates urged their Representatives to support the first Congressional Sign On Letter for sleep and sleep disorders research and awareness.

September 2019
Project Sleep co-led the first World Narcolepsy Day to elevate the voices of the 3 million people living with narcolepsy worldwide.

Years 7-9: Empowering Advocacy

Raising our voices is powerful! New initiatives including the Sleep Equity Initiative, Sleep Advocacy Forum, Narcolepsy Nerd Alert, and Project Sleep Podcast are helping us take strides toward a stronger and more equitable sleep landscape.

September 2020
Project Sleep spearheaded the Sleep Equity Initiative with policy recs to reduce sleep health disparities and advance social justice in the sleep community.

November 2020
Project Sleep hosted the inaugural Sleep Advocacy Forum bringing a powerful group of key leaders and sleep advocates together annually in Washington, DC.

January 2021
The Narcolepsy Nerd Alert series set out to explore aspects of the narcolepsy experience with 18 broadcasts and 15 toolkits published to date.

July 2022
The Project Sleep Podcast launched and in just over a year, we’ve released 30 podcast episodes!

10 Years of Project Sleep: Our Gratitude Glows

And here we are, celebrating a decade of growth, connection, and impact. We’re filled with gratitude for the journey thus far and excitement for what lies ahead. Over 10 years, our big dreams have become reality.

8 Capitol Hill Days

urging Congress to support critical sleep research and awareness, along with 6 Congressional Sleep Letters since 2018, totaling 212 Members of Congress as bipartisan co-signers.

191 Scholarships

totaling $191,000 awarded to 191 students living with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia.

154 Trained Advocates

via our Rising Voices program are sharing their stories via presentations, podcasts, and articles in 18 countries around the world.

Sleep Superstars

Project Sleep has been honored to partner with NFL player Josh Andrews and NBA All-Star Isiah Thomas and daughter, Lauren Thomas to champion our cause together, advancing significant sleep and sleep disorders awareness.

In the News

Project sleep is proud to collaborate with national and international news and media outlets to help elevate the voices of our amazing community members. See our news & media highlights.

This is just a small glimpse of all we’ve accomplished together. Thank you for giving your time, hearts, and limited energy. Thank you for contributing your stories, your expertise, your creativity. Our hearts are so full thinking of all the special moments and memories. Our stories are forever woven together.

To continue our momentum and celebrate Project Sleep’s monumental milestone today, please make a special 10-year anniversary gift.

Share this...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Skip to content