BENEFITING: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC
ORGANIZER: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
I am so excited to participate in the 2015 Boston Marathon as a WUNner with Wake Up Narcolepsy! This will be my very first marathon, and I cannot think of a better motivator than to run it in support of an organization that continues to have a direct impact on my life.
I was diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy as a high school junior in late 2009. However, I was struggling with the disabling and embarrassing symptoms for over two years prior and had seen multiple nurses, doctors, and dietitians before finally reaching a diagnosis. Although my treatment regimen has made living with narcolepsy more manageable, the daily (and nightly) challenges still exist along with the judgments that are often associated with the symptoms I still display.
Wake Up Narcolepsy is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for narcolepsy while increasing awareness amongst the public. Because this is something that I am deeply passionate about, I have set an aggressive fundraising goal of $10,000. I kindly ask that you contribute to my fundraising goal; any amount is very much appreciated. By supporting my journey to the Boylston Street finish line, you will also be impacting my future and the future of all others with narcolepsy.
WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC wrote -
2015 marks the sixth consecutive year our team of WUNners are 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.