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"Sleepy Saturday" raises money and awareness for Narcolepsy

By Susan Bahorich, sbahorich@wdbj7.com
Published On: Mar 08 2014 01:27:18 PM EST
Updated On: Mar 08 2014 07:48:35 PM EST

It was the 2nd annual Narcolepsy Bed Race on "Suddenly Sleep Saturday".

ROANOKE CO., Va. -

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.