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The #IHAW2018 was another huge success! We reached hundreds of thousands of people across various social media platforms, our website and through print media and also radio. Thank you to everyone that interacted with (ie: shared, liked and commented) our posts. And a special thank you to those of you that went above and beyond to show your support. It doesn’t go unnoticed so I apologise if I don’t mention you here. Thank you to this year’s ambassadors and to our five generous donors, Beverly, Vicki, Renee, Sarah and Amanda who was also one of our Ambassadors and the voice behind our CSA. A special mention to Danica Wood for being a rockstar sharer! Danica interacted with the most number of post of any of our followers, greatly increasing our reach and ensuring that we raised a lot more awareness. Thank you Danica! We are so pleased to continue to see awareness of Idiopathic Hypersomnia grow. If you’re new to the community, Idiopathic Hypersomnia was all but invisible when we started 6 years ago so your support of Hypersomnolence Australia and the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week does not only ensure we can keep doing what we do it really is making a difference. While the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week has come to a conclusion for another year, don’t stop following our social media. Raising awareness is a year long event for us so we will be continuing to post informative content including details about how you can get involved in next year’s event. Planning starts in around March when we get a group of ambassadors together to help organise the event. Community input is important to us so we will be asking for ideas and feedback. Thank you Tom Helge for helping with the Norwegian translation of some of our content. The IHAW is an international event so our goal next year will be to reach even more people throughout the world with more posts and content in different languages. If you can help out with translating our content into different languages please get in touch with us at If you think we have done a good job raising awareness and would like us to continue to do so at least at the standard we do now but hopefully on an even bigger scale please consider donating. No amount is too small, just $5 can make all the difference.

Michelle Chadwick Founder/Director - Hypersomnolence Australia Founder/Project Coordinator - Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week Director - Sleep Disorders Australia

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