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Dec 01, 2014, 15:30 ET
Young people with narcolepsy John Grady, Thomas Gow, and Liz Guckian present $30,000 check to Harvard's Dr. Thomas Scammell.

Wake Up Narcolepsy Continues Research Funding at Harvard University

 Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. (WUN), a nonprofit organization working to speed narcolepsy diagnosis and help in the search for a cure, recently...

Nov 06, 2014, 12:00 ET

Honda Supports Narcolepsy Community to Raise Awareness with PSA

In an effort to spread awareness about the often disabling symptoms of the lifelong sleep disorder narcolepsy, American Honda Motor Co Inc., in...

Sep 11, 2014, 09:00 ET
Raymond De Rise, Laura Fabrizio, and Julie Frasher have joined the Wake Up Narcolepsy Board to help people everywhere living with narcolepsy, a devastating, incurable sleep disease. (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

Wake Up Narcolepsy Names Three to Board

Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN), a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with narcolepsy, today announced the appointment...

Jul 03, 2014, 12:00 ET
Presenting a $50,000 narcolepsy research grant Dr. Emmanuel Mignot are (L-R) young people with narcolepsy Thomas Gow, Trent Strobel, and Lauren Gennett.  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

Wake Up Narcolepsy Awards Another $50,000 to Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Noted Stanford University Researcher

 Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. (WUN), a nonprofit organization working to speed diagnosis of narcolepsy and help in the search for a cure, recently...

Jun 02, 2014, 11:00 ET
NASCAR sensation Erik Jones, 18, joins Wake Up Narcolepsy on June 20 for Wake Up Nashville! an evening to celebrate Music City and benefit narcolepsy awareness and research. (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

Wake Up Nashville! Celebrates City's Music Culture, Spreads Narcolepsy Awareness with NASCAR's Erik Jones

 For the fourth consecutive year, Wake Up Nashville! takes center stage in Music City to celebrate Nashville's renowned music culture and to...

Apr 15, 2014, 09:00 ET
The 14 2014 Boston Marathon WUNners are racing for a cure for narcolepsy, a lifelong sleep disease affecting 200,000 Americans and millions worldwide. (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

14 International WUNners Represent Wake Up Narcolepsy in 2014 Boston Marathon

With the 26.2 miles of 118th Boston Marathon looming before them on April 21, 14 dedicated WUNners from across the U.S. and Canada are in their...

Dec 11, 2013, 08:56 ET

Kathi Wagner Joins Wake Up Narcolepsy as Chief Development Director

Experienced, Chicago-based Professional to Lead Fundraising and Other Philanthropic Initiatives  Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc., (WUN) today...

Oct 29, 2013, 10:20 ET
Wake Up Narcolepsy rides along with NASCAR prodigy Erik Jones, driver for Kyle Busch Motorsports, for the next two weekends of racing in Nashville and Phoenix.  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

Wake Up Narcolepsy Partners with NASCAR Prodigy Erik Jones

Kyle Busch Motorsports #51 Toyota Driver Races "Awake at the Wheel" When Erik Jones, the 17-year-old NASCAR driving phenom, buckles into the...

Sep 19, 2013, 11:30 ET
Left untreated, over 80% of people with narcolepsy report that this sleep disorder has a severe impact on daily life. Even with proper treatment, the disease seriously affects the daily activities of many. Narcolepsy most often first appears between the ages of 11 and 17. These results highlight findings of a survey conducted by Unite Narcolepsy ( to help the FDA understand how narcolepsy affects patients and the effectiveness of current therapies. FDA will hold a public meeting on Sept. 24. Unite Narcolepsy is an initiative of Wake Up Narcolepsy (  (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)

Narcolepsy Patient Community Prepares to Share Life Impacts, Treatment Perspectives with FDA Regulators

Comprehensive patient survey documents delayed diagnosis and unmet medical needs for this devastating disease On September 24, 2013,...

Aug 26, 2013, 09:00 ET

Wake Up Narcolepsy Funds Research at Stanford, Harvard, Sick Kids Hospital

Nonprofit Continues Support in the Search for Improved Treatment and a Cure Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. (WUN), a nonprofit working to speed...

Jun 13, 2013, 08:00 ET

New Research Demonstrates People with Narcolepsy Face Significant Health and Economic Burden and High Rates of Misdiagnosis

 Comprehensive results from new research, the Burden of Narcolepsy Disease (BOND) study – the largest of its kind – indicate that...

Jan 17, 2013, 09:00 ET

LPGA Golfer Nicole Jeray Raises More Than $35,000 to Benefit Narcolepsy Sufferers

Swinging for Sleep (SFS) Campaign Benefits Wake Up Narcolepsy and Narcolepsy Network  In 2012, its inaugural year, LPGA golfer...

Jul 30, 2012, 08:00 ET

Wake Up Narcolepsy Continues Funding for Advanced Research on Narcolepsy

Awards to Researchers at Harvard, Stanford and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. (WUN), a nonprofit...

Jul 30, 2012, 08:00 ET

Wake Up Narcolepsy Continues Funding for Advanced Research on Narcolepsy

Awards to Researchers at Harvard, Stanford and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. (WUN), a nonprofit dedicated...

Jul 23, 2012, 08:00 ET

McDonnell to Lead Wake Up Narcolepsy Outreach Efforts

Raising Awareness of a Devastating but Under-diagnosed Illness  Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) (, a nonprofit...

Apr 03, 2012, 06:05 ET

Six Wake Up Narcolepsy Runners Go The Extra Mile in Support of Narcolepsy Research

Harvard Neuroscientist joins international runners to raise awareness and research funds for narcolepsy Six Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN)...

Mar 22, 2012, 09:00 ET
Professional golfer Nicole Jeray teams up with Wake Up Narcolepsy and Jazz Pharmaceuticals for the Swinging for Sleep campaign to raise funds for narcolepsy awareness and research.

Wake Up Narcolepsy and Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announce Swinging for Sleep to Raise Funds for Narcolepsy Awareness

 Wake Up Narcolepsy and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) have teamed up with professional golfer, Nicole Jeray to launch the 2012...

Mar 06, 2012, 08:30 ET

SLEEP WALK 2012: Walk for Awareness on National Mall Draws Participants From Across the U.S.

Non-profit hosts walk to celebrate National Sleep Awareness Week  National non-profit Wake Up Narcolepsy presents "SLEEP WALK 2012" on...

Aug 10, 2011, 09:00 ET

Not for Profit Event "Wake Up Nashville" to Raise Awareness and Research Funding for Narcolepsy

-- Song Writing Contest and Fundraising Event Bring together Nashville's Music Legends to benefit People Living with Debilitating Sleep...

Apr 27, 2010, 22:15 ET

Wake Up Narcolepsy. (PRNewsFoto/Wake Up Narcolepsy)[AB]

For the First Time at the 114th Boston Marathon, There Was Representation for a Rare Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy! Amazing Fundraising Efforts for a Young Non-Profit Organization!

Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN), a non-profit foundation started in 2008 by Kevin Cosgrove, a 32-year-old with narcolepsy, had 4 runners participating in...