Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 3, 2013

Local woman boosts Wake Up Narcolepsy

An Andover woman whose 16-year-old son has narcolepsy is helping to stage the first Wake Up Narcolepsy — Boston! comedy show and wine tasting on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Proceeds from the fundraiser, which is presented by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, will benefit Wake Up Narcolepsy’s mission to increase narcolepsy awareness and fund medical research for faster diagnosis and improved treatment for the sleep disorder.

Kim Grady, whose son battles narcolepsy, says the often-misdiagnosed neurological sleep disorder affects one in every 2,000 people. She volunteers for the Worcester-based nonprofit organization.

Saturday’s event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. The comedy show begins at 8:30 p.m. featuring Boston’s Graig Murphy and Kelly MacFarland in the opening sets followed by headliner Jimmy Dunn.

Tickets are $75; VIP admission, including special seating and complimentary valet parking, is $125. Donations are also being accepted. Contact Victoria Goodman at or call 781-421-3025, ext. 203. For more information on the organization, visit





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