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Running for Narcolepsy Scholarship (and Deep Dish Pizza!)

On September 27, 2015, Paige Graham and her boyfriend laced up to run the Chicago Half Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship, the first-ever national scholarship program for students with narcolepsy. Paige knows all too well how narcolepsy affects students. She is the oldest of three siblings, and…

Cute Tees Support the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship

Tove Maren, writer of Mama in the Now, is donating part of the proceeds of her Taking Life One Nap at a Time tees to our Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship!  It’s available in several colors and as a premium tee (men’s or women’s), a flowy long-sleeve tee, or a fitted tank. Tove was diagnosed with…

Hello from College!

Inspired. Encouraged. Supported. Blessed. Not Alone. This Thanksgiving, we caught up with our Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipients to share the power of your support. As Project Sleep is a small non-profit, generous donors and volunteers make a HUGE impact. But enough from us, let’s go to college! My first semester at Dominican University of California has been amazing so…

120 People Attend Second Annual Sleep Walk Tampa Bay

On September 5th, 2015, Project Sleep hosted the second annual Sleep Walk Tampa Bay to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders.  This year’s event brought 120 people together for a one-mile sunset walk on St. Pete Beach. Participants included people with sleep disorders, doctors, sleep laboratory professionals, wellness advocates, and other sleep enthusiasts. …

My Sleep Walk Experience – Guest Post by Lauren Saslow

On Sunday, August 31, 2014, I woke up early but didn’t change out of my pajamas. I was headed to St. Petersburg Beach for the first ever Sleep Walk Tampa Bay. It was part of Julie Flygare’s Sleep Walk series that she created to raise awareness for sleep health. I drove to the beach and…

Third Annual Sleep Walk Dallas/Fort Worth: Picnics and Pups

On June 13th, Project Sleep hosted the third annual Sleep Walk Dallas/Fort Worth at River Legacy Park.  This year’s event brought 160 sleep enthusiasts (including people living with sleep disorders, advocates, doctors, researchers, and more) together to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders. With wacky sunglasses, signs, pajamas, and several dogs, participants took a scenic two-mile walk…

Announcing the 2015 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship Winners

Project Sleep, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders, proudly announces the recipients of the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship.  Due to a $5,000 matching contribution from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Project Sleep is awarding ten scholarships this year—double the number anticipated. Founded in 2014 by Julie Flygare (Founder and President…

Sleep Walk DC 2015: A Celebration with Sun and Smiles

Group photo on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.  Photo Credit: Saraiah. This year’s Sleep Walk Washington, DC took place on April 26th and it was a lovely Sunday morning of raising awareness, celebrating sleep, and, of course, walking. With a stroke of luck, the rain stopped earlier than forecasted and the clouds cleared as…

Research Participation Opportunity

Victoria University, Melbourne Australia is commencing a study about the general health and wellbeing of people within three groups.  One group will be those with both narcolepsy and cataplexy. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle tone, often triggered by emotional arousal. Another group will be people with either narcolepsy-without-cataplexy or idiopathic hypersomnia.  The third…
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