PJ Your Way: a fun way to raise funds for a serious issue 

The Monash Health Lung and Sleep team are running a week of pyjama-related virtual events to raise funds for important research into sleep health and mental health. 

The week of 2-8 November is ‘PJ Your Way’ – the opportunity to set a personal challenge to be completed in your pyjamas. All in the name of sleep health and mental health. 

“PJ Your Way is about planning an activity in your pyjamas, registering, seeking sponsors and having an impact,” said Darren Mansfield, from the Lung and Sleep team. 

“We’re calling on friends, colleagues and the general public to take on the challenge.  It could be attending a day of Webex or Zoom meetings in your night attire or doing the supermarket shopping or walking the dog in your PJs.” 

PJ your way in 2020, dare your friends, do virtual Zumba, take up a challenge, do whatever challenge you want – just do it in PJs! 

The fundraising focus for this year’s virtual event is research into sleep health and the implications for mental health. 

“The links between sleep health and mental health are well established, but more research needs to be done.  Research is particularly needed about sleep and vulnerable communities – people who are mentally unwell, older people and children. Poor sleep has a great capacity to destabilise health.” 

Read more about PJ Your Way at www.pyjamafunrun.org 

Approved by: Ron Fairchild, Director, Monash Health Foundation 19 October 2020 

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