On Narcolepsy Awareness Day, Saturday March 9, 2013, I hosted the first Sleep Walk in Dallas, TX! I was traveling to Dallas for the Southern Sleep Society Meeting and planned this event last minute.
I’d never been to Dallas and picked the Sleep Walk route by googling around my hotel area. Over the past 3.5 years, I’ve corresponded with many Texans via my blog, Facebook and Twitter, but knowing Texas is BIG, I wasn’t sure how many people would show up.
My friend, the lovely Julie Ann of PWNY Beads and her boyfriend agreed to join me, so I knew I wouldn’t be alone. Amazingly, 20 people RSVPed. I stuffed my suitcase with extra National Sleep Walk t-shirts and flyers and flew to Texas, ready to walk!
Most excitingly, the Dallas Sleep Walkers now plan to start getting together on a regular basis. Bringing people together was an amazing feeling! By walking a few steps together on Saturday, we took greater strides towards awareness and understanding in the future.
Thank you to my Dallas Sleep Walkers. For those unable to join us, we were thinking fo you lots! I hope this is the first of many get-togethers and Sleep Walks in Dallas.