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Suddenly Sleepy Saturday

Help Us Raise Narcolepsy Awareness by Celebrating Suddenly Sleepy Saturday 2019!

Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, also known as Narcolepsy Awareness Day, is March 9, 2019. Narcolepsy Network invites you to get involved by requesting that your state’s governor issue a proclamation officially recognizing Suddenly Sleepy Saturday. We also urge you to make a request at the local level to your city mayor or county council.

Last year in 2018, supporters in 34 US states requested proclamations. Governors of 27 states approved the request and issued proclamations, so did mayors in ten US cities. How many states can we reach this year? With your help, we can bring narcolepsy awareness to all 50 states and beyond!

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! Use this Word document to see the guidelines for your state or city if applicable. If you do not see the contact information for your town or city, the best place to send the request is through the mayor’s or county council’s office. If you’d like to know if someone already made a request or if your governor granted the request, see the map on this page for details

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’d like to share that the request was granted, send us a photo of the proclamation (bonus if it includes the person who requested or received the proclamation).  If you are planning a special awareness event, please let us know about it and we can help you spread the word.

Wondering what to do with the proclamation? Keep it! Hang it up at home, work, or school, or consider sending it to your Congressperson with a letter to urge them to increase the spending on narcolepsy research. You can also contact your local press to see if they would like to do a story on narcolepsy – use our press release to get you started. Please note: proclamations must be requested each year, so if you made a proclamation last year, it does not transfer to the next year.

Thank you for helping to raise narcolepsy awareness!

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