Since 2009, Wake Up Narcolepsy has raised more than $367,000 to support research for Narcolepsy treatment and to find a cure. Doctors engaged in Narcolepsy research say the unrestricted grant funding from Wake Up Narcolepsy supports innovative experiments that may otherwise go unsupported.
When you donate to Wake Up Narcolepsy, your money goes to funding unrestricted grants and research projects. Thanks in part to Wake Up Narcolepsy funding, research has identified the genetic cause of the autoimmune disorder that affects the ability of the brain to regulate its sleep-wake cycle. Additionally new findings suggest that people with Narcolepsy have additional histamine neurons in the brain.
Please consider making an online donation today to help us help people everywhere living with Narcolepsy. We want to speed the average time for diagnosis from six years to six months and cure Narcolepsy forever!
You can Donate Now to make an immediate donation or make a general donation by check with a letter addressed to:
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc.
PO Box 60293
Worcester, MA 01606
Thank you so much for supporting Wake Up Narcolepsy!
Ways To Give
When you shop online at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WUN. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love with the same products, same prices, same service.
iGive lets you shop at 1,500+ stores you already use where a percentage (3% on average) of your purchase is donated directly to WUN . The stores pay for the donation meaning you never pay more, and sometimes you can even save with coupons and special deals.
Our WUN Store is set up to help you spread the word about Narcolepsy in your community, but also to help raise money for our research. Check out the WUN Store to see what we’re currently selling.
Boston WUNners Fundraiser
Each year WUN participates in the highly competitive Boston Marathon and we need your help to get our team there to help raise awareness. You can donate through our fundraiser page, or if you think you’ve got what it take then register to be a runner.
Swinging for Sleep
For the 4th consecutive year, WUN is working with Nicole Jeray, an LPGA golfer and person with Narcolepsy to raise funds for narcolepsy awareness. You can support Swinging for Sleep in one of two ways. Pledge an amount for each birdie Nicole makes during the 2014 LPGA Tour, or make a one-time donation. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, a provider of narcolepsy medication, will match your SFS pledge or donation dollar for dollar. All SFS donations will be shared equally by two leading nonprofit narcolepsy advocate organizations: Wake Up Narcolepsy and Narcolepsy Network.
Please contact Nicole Jeray at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Many corporations have matching gift programs and will match your donation to an accredited charitable organization. It’s an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your personal contribution to Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc.
Check with your employers human resources to find out whether they have a matching policy. Please send all gifts and forms to:
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc.
P.O. Box 60293
Worcester, MA 01606
If you have questions, please contact us at info@wakeupNarcolepsy.org
Gift by Bequest
The easiest and most common way to make a legacy gift to Wake Up Narcolepsy is through a bequest in your will. Bequests of any amount come “off the top” of your taxable estate and tax laws provide an unlimited charitable deduction for them. You may designate Wake Up Narcolepsy (Federal Tax ID #26-3768711) as a beneficiary in your will by using the following language:
I give _____ percent of my estate to Wake Up Narcolepsy.
I give the remainder of my estate to Wake Up Narcolepsy.
I give $______ to Wake Up Narcolepsy.
Gifts of Securities
A gift of appreciated stocks or bonds will help you to avoid tax on capital gains. You are also able to deduct the full fair-market value of long-term appreciated securities.
Gift of Life Insurance
Life insurance offers a way for you to give a gift larger than otherwise possible. There are several ways to give life insurance as a gift, including the transfer of a paid-up policy, or the designation of Wake Up Narcolepsy as a beneficiary.
Beneficiary Designations of IRAs and Other Qualified Plans
You may wish to designate Wake Up Narcolepsy as a beneficiary of your IRA or other tax-qualified retirement plans. This method helps you to avoid estate taxes on the amount of the donation as well as any income tax that would have been charged if paid to an individual.
Charitable Annuities and Trusts
Many annuities and trusts allow you to make legacy gifts to Wake Up Narcolepsy now while receiving immediate tax benefits and regular income for you for the remainder of your life.
For more information about making a future gift to benefit Wake Up Narcolepsy, please call 978-751-3693.
Though Wake Up Narcolepsy believes these statements to be accurate, anyone interested in providing a planned gift should consult with an accountant, tax attorney, or financial advisor, and should not rely upon the information in these guidelines for legal or tax advice. Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. qualifies for exemption from federal tax under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax identification number 26-3768711.