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Thank Congress for $150 million renewal of type 1 diabetes research funding JDRF is pleased to report that Congress has approved a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). SDP funding has helped realize some of the most groundbreaking advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research possible. JDRF advocates have played an integral role […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Stewart

A warm embrace Kathy Stewart doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. No Mentor Program? She’ll start one!  Need the Outreach Program to grow? She’ll do it! Or maybe you just need a compassionate ear after being newly diagnosed with T1D. She’ll give you her undivided attention. Ever since Kathy’s grandson Marston was diagnosed with T1D at just 14 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Monica Oxenreiter

Check out this resume: Founder of Zip the Cure, JDRF Youth Ambassador, Walk to Cure Diabetes participant, Trial Net liaison, Promise to Remember Me Campaign advocate, JDRF Children’s Congress delegate, and regular public speaker on living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s hard to believe that someone could offer so much before the age of […]

Volunteer spotlight: Michelle Crouse

Michelle Crouse, of the JDRF Alabama Chapter, has been a caring volunteer, a dedicated advocate, and, quite literally, the calm in a storm. Now her 13-year-old son Cameron, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age two, is taking up the family tradition with his own volunteer and advocacy work.

JDRF Challenges the Public During National Diabetes Awareness Month

  November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 marks World Diabetes Day. To raise awareness locally, the Carnegie Science Center’s E-Motion cone, the Highmark building, the Wyndham Hotel and the Gulf Tower will all be lit in blue on November 14. We are also asking local businesses to support World Diabetes Day by […]

Local Teen Advocates For Diabetes Research

Susan & Katie Phillips met with Congressman Tim Murphy as part of a Promise to Remember Me visit. Story and photo courtesy of Congressman Tim Murphy’s November 1st e-news letter It is likely that you or someone you know might be affected by diabetes. With nearly 26 million Americans currently fighting Type I and Type […]

Girl to lobby officials about Type 1 Diabetes

By Megan Sperling, Eagle Staff Writer CENTER TWP — More than 150 young people are in the nation’s capital this week to lobby government officials about Type 1 Diabetes. One of those is Caroline Simms, 13, daughter of Paul and Mary Simms of Center Township. She is a member of this year’s Children’s Congress, which […]

Butler youth to speak about juvenile diabetes in Washington

By Rachel Farkas  Pittsburgh Tribune Review     Caroline Simms is going to Washington. The 13-year-old girl from Butler will represent the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation from July 8 to 10 at the foundation’s Children’s Congress. She has Type 1 diabetes. Caroline said she has done local fundraising and advocacy events for […]

Four Local Young People selected for JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress

Four Local Young People selected for JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress  – Delegates selected from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants with type 1 diabetes — Pittsburgh – June 21, 2013—The Western PA Chapter of JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will be sending a unique delegation to Washington, D.C. this summer. Caroline Simms, 13 from […]