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Suddenly Sleepy Saturday

Help Raise Narcolepsy Awareness with Suddenly Sleepy Saturday

Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, also known as Narcolepsy Awareness Day, will take place on March 11, 2023. Narcolepsy Network encourages members and supporters to get involved by requesting that your state’s governor issue a proclamation officially recognizing Suddenly Sleepy Saturday. Requests can also be made at the local level, in your hometown or county.

Last year, 28 state proclamations were made and 28 proclamations were granted (23 state; 5 city). Can you help us reach all 50 states this year?

Proclamations are requested through your governor’s office.  Some offices respond very quickly, while others require two or more months to process requests. Don’t delay in making your request!

Get Started!

1. Use this document to locate your state, city, or county’s guidelines for requesting a proclamation. (Procedures vary from state to state, and often change when a new governor is elected. Check your state’s website for the most up-to-date guidelines). Please email us at [email protected]  if you need assistance finding your specific state/municipality information.

2. Download the Suddenly Sleepy Saturday Sample Proclamation and SSS Cover Letter. Use the language from these documents (copy and paste) to submit your proclamation request according to your state’s guidelines.

3. Once you’ve submitted your request, email us at [email protected] to let us know you have made the request.

4. If your proclamation request is granted, spread the word by letting your friends and family know through your social media accounts, and alert your local media using our proclamation news release template.  And be sure to email us at [email protected] again (and tag us on social media) so we can count your state among those that have issued proclamations.

Together, we can bring narcolepsy awareness to all 50 states in 2023! 

Please note: proclamations must be requested each year, so if you made a proclamation last year, it does not transfer to the next year.

Still have questions? Check out these frequently asked questions or email us at [email protected]… we’re happy to help!

Other ways to spread awareness:

  • Host a Facebook Fundraiser for Narcolepsy Network
  • Share our narcolepsy fast facts on your social media pages
  • Host a local event or information session
  • Submit a letter-to-the-editor to your local newspaper about Suddenly Sleepy Saturday