The John Lindsay Foundation Hosts Sleep Walk 2012 to Raise Sleep Apnea Awareness

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The John Lindsay Foundation will be hosting its first annual Sleep Walk on November 9, 2012. The goal of the Sleep Walk is to raise awareness of the dangers of untreated sleep apnea, particularly in the commercial motor vehicle industry. applauds this event to increase sleep apnea awareness.

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The John Lindsay Foundation is proud to be hosting the first annual 2012 Sleep Walk as a way to promote awareness of the grave issue of sleep apnea affecting the commercial motor vehicle industry. Taking place in New Braunfels, Texas, the first-ever Sleep Walk aims to encourage individuals to push for legislation that addresses the dangers of sleep driving, both to the driver and to people sharing the road. recognizes the immense benefit that sleep driving legislation could have for people and applauds The John Lindsay Foundation for their 5K walk to end drowsy driving.

In May 2011, Wanda Lindsay founded The John Lindsay Foundation after her husband, John Lindsay, was fatally struck by a 30-ton truck manned by a drowsy driver with undiagnosed, untreated sleep apnea. In the wake of this tragedy, Wanda Lindsay set out to increase general awareness of the dangers that accompany undiagnosed sleep apnea. Highlighting the severity of the issue is a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation reporting over 5,000 drowsy driving fatalities from 2005 to 2009.

Like the John Lindsay Foundation, has a vision of a world with an increased awareness of how debilitating, and dangerous, sleep apnea can be, not only for the inflicted individual, but for others as well. There’s currently a 12 person committee working on ensuring the first annual Sleep Walk is a success. If you’d like to take part in the event, or just learn more about The John Lindsay Foundation, visit The sleep walk is being held Friday, November 9th in New Braunfels, Texas. Tickets cost $20 to attend.

If you suspect your sleep is being interrupted or affected by a disorder, visit to find sleep specialists in your area. Awareness of sleep apnea is only half the battle;’s free service aims to help sufferers alleviate their symptoms and take back control. hopes that The John Lindsay Foundation’s first annual Sleep Walk can help people recognize the symptoms of sleep apnea and find a convenient treatment solution.

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