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Suddenly Sleepy Saturday 2017

Help Raise Narcolepsy Awareness by Celebrating Suddenly Sleepy Saturday 2017!

Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, also known as Narcolepsy Awareness Day, will be held on March 11, 2017. Suddenly Sleepy Saturday falls on the day before Americans turn their clocks ahead one hour for daylight savings time, a time when even those who do not have narcolepsy may experience sudden sleepiness or daytime drowsiness, just as people with narcolepsy do every day.  

Narcolepsy Network encourages members and supporters to get involved by requesting a proclamation from state governors, mayors, or other local governing officials to recognize Suddenly Sleepy Saturday. 

In 2016, supporters in 37 U.S. states requested proclamations. Governors of 18 states approved the request and issued proclamations, so did mayors in six U.S. cities. Click on the map to where Suddenly Sleepy Saturday was already proclaimed for 2017.

To make a proclamation request, most are done through the governor’s or the mayor’s office. Some offices respond very quickly, while others require many weeks to process the request. Don’t delay in making your request! Use this Word document to see the guidelines for your state.

Worried about what to say in your request? We have you covered! Just use our example proclamation or cover letter.
Once you made the request, please e-mail us so we can keep the narcolepsy community up-to-date. If you are planning a special awareness event, please let us know about it and we will help you spread the word. You may also contact your local media (TV station, radio, or newspaper) about the proclamation once it is obtained. Click here for a press release example. If you have any questions regarding Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, please send an email to Sarah DiDavide.
Thank you for your support! Together we can bring narcolepsy awareness to all 50 states and around the world!