Join Us! Sleep Walk Tampa Bay

Screen shot 2014-06-27 at 9.24.13 AMIn one month, on Sunday August 31, 2014, we will be walking on the beach to celebrate sleep in St. Pete Beach, FL! Please join myself and local host, Jessica starting at 9:00 a.m. for a 1.5 mile scenic beach walk and sleep spirit contest. Order event t-shirts by August 12, 2014.

Tradewinds resortJoin Project Sleep to celebrate
sleep health & sleep disorder awareness!

When: Sunday August 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: TradeWinds Island Resort (Meet at the SeaBreeze Terrace)
5500 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

RSVP: via email to
What to bring: 
Suggested $5 donation, beach walking shoes & friends
Contest:Got sleep spirit? Design a sign or costume promoting sleep awareness! Win fun prizes!
Event T-shirts: Order at


8:30 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:30 a.m. Walkers Depart (1.5 miles on beach)
10:15 a.m. Walkers Return for Post-Walk Celebration

EVENT CONTACT: Jessica Davenport – 727-798-0174 &

Public parking is available ½ mile south at St. Pete Beach Access or ¾ mile north at Upham Beach. Parking at TradeWinds Island Resort cannot be guaranteed for the busy Labor Day weekend. Please leave early so you have time to park.

SLEEP WALK TAMPA BAY is part of Project Sleep’s signature SLEEP WALK event series. Project Sleep is a non-profit organization raising awareness about sleep health & sleep disorders.




  1. Katie B on August 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I just read your post on the National Sleep Foundations website, and WOW! I do the slapping thing! I started laugh-crying when I read that. I am getting a sleep study done here shortly, and I am hoping they find out EXACTLY why I am so tired. I fear it is narcolepsy, which is scary because there is no cure. I’ve already taken adderall and adipex, both of which worked only for a few months. Its just scary to think that I’ll be like this for the rest of my life. Its been 10 years since I started experiencing EDS and its been a very sleep decade. Its nice to know there are other people out there that have experienced the same thing!

    • julie on August 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Hi Katie, I hope the sleep study goes well and you find answers soon. I promise it gets more manageable with time. Sending wakefulness and smiles your way, Julie

  2. Alison on August 7, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Just diagnosed in December and haven’t really met anyone else with diagnosed. I live in Florida so I’ll be there and am super excited!

    • julie on August 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Alison, Looking forward to meeting you soon!

  3. Jessica on August 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Julie! I have family in Miami who unfortunately can’t make it, but they would still like to donate. Is there a link that I can send them?

  4. Tela on August 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I ordered your book last week and received it on Wednesday. I never sat it down once I started it! I wish there was more for me to read!! I have never felt more normal and apart of something after reading your book. It was amazing how many things we have in common. I’m so happy to see that you are waking up the invisible illness. Thank you for sharing your life with us! You have inspired me to not let narcolepsy run my life. I am newly diagnosed about 8 months ago, so I’m still in that denial phase. But your site is a huge help!!! Thank You!!!

  5. Jamie on September 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Sad I missed this by hours. I live in Tampa and saw Project Sleep walk this morning on Bay news 9. I wish I had known. It would have been fantastic to meet others with narcolepsy with cataplexy. I’m glad I now know and look forward to future participation!

    • julie on September 1, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Jamie- so sorry you missed the event this year but we will certainly look forward to seeing you at next year’s event! Also, we hope to do some more casual meet ups for folks in the Tampa Bay Area throughout the year too. Please join Project Sleep’s mailing list for updates.

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