Our Mission

Wake Up Narcolepsy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting narcolepsy awareness and research to find a cure. WUN carries out its mission by:

  • Providing funding to accelerate a cure for narcolepsy
  • Increasing awareness of narcolepsy
  • Decreasing time-lapse from symptom onset to proper diagnosis
  • Providing supportive resources for people with narcolepsy and their families

WUN History

Upon recognizing the great need to raise awareness and research funds for narcolepsy, Kevin Cosgrove teamed up with Monica and David Gow to establish Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc., in 2008.

Wake Up Narcolepsy has quickly become a national leader for narcolepsy research and awareness. We are dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for narcolepsy while increasing awareness among the public. Every year, Wake Up Narcolepsy hosts various awareness-driven events and makes substantial contributions to cutting-edge narcolepsy research across the country.

“People with narcolepsy have been living in the shadows. It’s time to step into the light.”
Kevin Cosgrove, Co-founder

To read more about Wake Up Narcolepsy’s awareness, fundraising, science and advocacy efforts, please visit the different sections of our site.

WUN’s LogoWake Up Narcolepsy thanks Steve Orlando for his creative and inspiring logo design. The logo represents “in the eye of the beholder.” It symbolizes an individual raising his/her arms up to the sky to “wake up,” the sun and moon representing narcolepsy’s affect on day and night,  the letter “W” for Wake, and an open eye.