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Suddenly Sleepy Saturday 2016

Help Raise Awareness By Requesting a Suddenly Sleepy Saturday 2016 Proclamation in Your State or Hometown!

Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, also known as Narcolepsy Awareness Day, will be held on March 12, 2016.  Narcolepsy Network encourages members and supporters to get involved by requesting your state’s governor issue a proclamation officially recognizing Suddenly Sleepy Saturday. Requests can also be made in your city or county.

Last year, supporters in 47 U.S. states requested official proclamations which recognized the 7th as Suddenly Sleepy Saturday. Governors of 30 states approved the request and issued proclamations, so did mayors in six U.S. cities plus two in Canada. Supporters down under also requested a proclamation in the state of South Australia! Read more about Suddenly Sleep Saturday 2015 here.

To make a proclamation request, most are done through the governor’s office. Some offices respond very quickly, while others require many weeks to process the request. Don’t delay in making your request!

Get Involved!
  1. Download the Suddenly Sleepy Saturday 2016 Proclamation example and cover letter and fill in your information where indicated.
  2. Find your state’s guidelines or call the governor’s office for instructions on how to submit a request. Procedures and deadlines will vary by location.
  3. Once your request has been submitted, email us to let us know you made the request.
  4. If you request was granted, spread the word on social media and alert your local media using our news release template. Be sure to email us again so we can count your state among those that have issued a proclamation.
Thank you for your support! Together we an bring narcolepsy awareness to all 50 states!