Golfer Nicole Jerayâ€™s birdies benefit narcolepsy as “Swinging for Sleep” raises more than $35,000
Narcolepsy Network thanks LPGA golfer Nicole Jeray for her Swinging for Sleep campaign, which raised more than $35,000 in 2012.Â Through the campaign, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and individual sponsors made a donation for each of Nicoleâ€™s 121 birdies on this yearâ€™s LPGA/LPGA Futures tours.Â Proceeds were shared between Narcolepsy Network, the oldest narcolepsy patient support organization in the U.S., and Wake Up Narcolepsy a nonprofit advancing narcolepsy awareness and treatment.
“Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder that often takes years to properly diagnose,â€ says Jeray, who has the disorder.Â â€œHaving 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.”
â€œNicole is such an inspiring person, on and off the golf course,â€ says Eveline Honig, MD, Narcolepsy Networkâ€™s executive director.Â â€œWe are so fortunate that she is willing to share both her talent and her experiences as a person with narcolepsy to raise money and awareness for our organizations.â€
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Date Created: January 13th, 2013
Last Updated: January 13th, 2013