Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc have teamed up with professional golfer Nicole Jeray to launch the 2012 Swinging for Sleep online fundraising campaign. The campaign raises funds to support narcolepsy awareness, research, and patient support programs through nonprofit organizations dedicated to the narcolepsy community.
“Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder that often takes years to properly diagnose. Having battled this challenging condition for years, I understand first-hand the impact of the disease and how important it is to help others navigate living with it,” said Jeray. “Swinging for Sleep is a great way for the narcolepsy community to come together to support the needs of patients and bring attention to this underdiagnosed condition.”
Through Swinging for Sleep, Jazz Pharmaceuticals will donate $250 or $1,000 for each “birdie” or “eagle,” respectively, that Nicole Jeray scores during the 2012 LPGA Symetra Tour. Individuals are also encouraged to participate in the program by making a donation of their choice on Nicole’s Web site at www.nicolejeray.com. WUN will use proceeds raised by Swinging for Sleep to support awareness and research initiatives, including activities of another leading narcolepsy organization, the Narcolepsy Network.
Narcolepsy Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to educate, advocate, support, and improve awareness of narcolepsy.