As 2021 comes to a close, there are many ways to measure impact, but here are a few numbers showcasing the strength of this community and the difference you helped us make.
Your 2021 Impact By The Numbers
54 U.S. Representatives
Your advocacy led an unprecedented 54 U.S. Representatives to sign onto this bipartisan letter advancing sleep
Your donations provided funds for 31 students to receive Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarships, including students diagnosed with narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. This is the largest class of recipients yet, with each student receiving $1,000 towards their education. In November, recipients shared updates from college.
Your support helped us launch the Narcolepsy Nerd Alert series featuring ten broadcasts and toolkits (PDFs) on a variety of topics including:
- Narcolepsy Roadmap
- Becoming An Advocate
- Brain Fog
- Friends + Family
- Narcolepsy Goes to Hollywood
- Napping + Narcolepsy
- Navigating School
- Science of Narcolepsy
- Narcolepsy Around the World
- New & Upcoming Treatments
19 New Speakers
Your kindness supported our fifth annual Rising Voices of Narcolepsy training program, with our most international class yet and first ever speaker with sleep apnea. Nineteen new speakers graduated and are ready to share their powerful stories from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Kenya, and across the United States!
Over 750 Participants
On September 22, 2021, the third annual World Narcolepsy Day brought narcolepsy advocates together from all over the world to raise global awareness. Community members raised their voices through social media, artwork, videos, events, and so much more. This year, community members said “cheese” in our virtual photo booth, with 750 photos full of love and support from people with narcolepsy, family, friends, and furry companions!
24 Featured Speakers
On Oct. 18-19, 2021, policy makers, key leaders and sleep advocates came together for the 2021 Sleep Advocacy Forum. This second annual event rallied together a remarkable group passionate about sleep advocacy to hear updates and share information. This year’s special emphasis panel focused on public health and screening for sleep disorders in primary care settings.
Over 60 New Videos
This year, this community came together to share stories, raise awareness, and spread education in over 60 new videos published on Project Sleep’s YouTube channel. Videos include Story Sharing Sessions, Josh Andrews’ journey, Narcolepsy Nerd Alert and Sleep In broadcasts and Sleep Advocacy Forum presentations.
Huge Thanks! 75% to Goal
Thanks to your incredible generosity on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, we are over 75% to matching our board member’s $15,000 gift pledge!
We’re so close that the board member agreed to extend the match through Dec. 31, 2021 at midnight. Please share this with any loved ones who might like to support Project Sleep’s mission. Make an end-of-year gift today to have your donation matched, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000.
Here’s to 2022!
As 2021 comes to a close, our hearts are so full of gratitude for each of you who gives back to this cause in so many ways. Thank you for being part of Project Sleep’s strong and caring community. Our shared passion to make meaningful change remains fierce, which is why we CANNOT wait to advance this mission in the new year.