"Sleepy Saturday" raises money and awareness for Narcolepsy
Updated On: Mar 08 2014 07:48:35 PM EST
Speed and skill were featured Saturday in Roanoke County...
But, it wasn't cars that were racing- it was beds!
It was the 2nd annual Narcolepsy Bed Race, called, "Suddenly Sleepy Saturday."
Four-different teams competed by outfitting their beds in a "sleepy" theme.
From there, teams of 5 pushed the beds twice around a makeshift course at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
It was all to raise awareness and money for the Narcolepsy Network.
"Narcolepsy is a condition that affects one in two-thousand people here in the United States. It's a chronic neurological condition. There's no cure for it and it's often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. The average time for diagnosis is 10-years," explains Pediatrician Dr. Mark Patterson.
The "Scrub Out Narcolepsy" team won the race with the best overall time.
Last year, the event raised 600-dollars, before the race- the group had already raised more than that.
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