LPGA Golfer Nicole Jeray Raises More Than $35,000 to Benefit Narcolepsy
WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 17, 2013
Swinging for Sleep (SFS) Campaign Benefits Wake Up Narcolepsy and Narcolepsy
WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In 2012, its
inaugural year, LPGA golfer Nicole Jeray's Swinging for Sleep campaign brought
in a total of more than $35,000 to benefit Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) and
Narcolepsy Network, nonprofits working to improve the lives of the millions
worldwide living with this debilitating, lifelong sleep disorder. The campaign
received sponsorship from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, with additional sponsorship in
"Narcolepsy is a neurological condition that often takes years to properly
diagnose. I've battled this challenging illness myself for years, so I
understand all too well how important it is to help others living with it,"
said Jeray, of Berwyn, IL, and Augusta, GA. "I'm so pleased Swinging for Sleep
is helping to support the needs of patients and bring attention to this under-
and mis-diagnosed condition."
"WUN is thrilled to partner with Nicole, Narcolepsy Network, and Jazz
Pharmaceuticals through the innovative Swinging for Sleep campaign," said
Monica Gow, WUN executive director."We will leverage monies raised through SFS
to support ongoing narcolepsy awareness and education to build a strong
support system for sufferers everywhere."
Narcolepsy is a neurological condition that affects some 200,000 Americans and
3 million people worldwide. The disorder is characterized by excessive daytime
sleepiness and other symptoms, and may first appear in young people. Many
sufferers also experience episodes of cataplexy, brief but debilitating
periods of muscle weakness or complete physical collapse usually brought on by
emotions such as laughter or surprise. It is important for any individual who
may have any of these, or other sleep disorder symptoms, to consult with an
appropriate healthcare provider.
Narcolepsy can impair a variety of facets of a person's life, from social
relationships and self-esteem, to education and career choice. Although
treatment is available for most sufferers, the delay in proper diagnosis can
have a significant impact on the individual.
Many teachers, physicians, parents and others who could help are not familiar
with it symptoms. So delayed or inaccurate diagnosis can lead to years of
difficulty. Raising public awareness and enhancing medical research will help
the many people worldwide living with narcolepsy.
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to broadening awareness of
narcolepsy and accelerating the pace of medical discovery for the disorder.
Please note: The information contained in this press release is general
information and should not be construed to take the place of the expertise of
a licensed healthcare professional.
SOURCE Wake Up Narcolepsy
Contact: Ken McDonnell, +1-774-364-4965, email@example.com
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